In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Kevin Young and Qiu Miaojin, a new essay by Lynn Steger Strong, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Harry Mathews’s last novel, an interview with Kevin Young, rumination on classic comedies and depression, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kevin Young Interviewed, Gish Jen, Malu Halasa Nonfiction, Mike McCormack, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Kevin Young and Gish Jen, thoughts on the latest novel by Mike McCormack, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kevin Young Interviewed, Best Essays, Literary Chicago, Mary Miller Nonfiction, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Kevin Young, new writing from Mary Miller, a host of year-end lists, and much more. (We’re taking a few days off; posting will resume on December 26th.)
Beginning this week, we’ll be looking back at some of the books that we enjoyed most in 2017. First up: nonfiction. Whether they were providing us with a greater understanding of the world around us, taking us on a deep dive into the mind of their authors, or offering a wry take on everyday life, these books gave us something to savor this year.
Afternoon Bites: Kevin Young, Devin Murphy’s Novel, Chris L. Terry on Music, Viv Albertine, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Kevin Young’s new book, thoughts on Devin Murphy’s novel, news of new writing from Viv Albertine, and more.
And here we are. It’s November, and the weather is finally starting to feel like it’s fall outside. That’s always a plus. As the proverbial (or literal) mercury drops, it’s turning into the time of the year when bundling up with a book is essential. Whether you’re looking for astute observations on society and culture or lost classics brought back into print, we’ve got some suggestions as to what books due out this month might be of interest.
Morning Bites: Garth Greenwell on Music, Emily Schultz, Kevin Young Poetry, Brian Evenson Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: musical recommendations from Garth Greenwell, interviews with John D’Agata and Brian Evenson, poetry from Kevin Young, and much more.