In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Kiese Laymon and Virginia Woolf, an interview with Diane Williams, and more.
It’s October. Halloween lurks at the end of the month; various awards shortlists are appearing on the scene; and the colder weather makes it ideal to curl up indoors–whether at home, a coffee shop, or a bar–with a good book. Thankfully, this month brings with it plenty of notable literary works, from experimental fiction to eagerly-anticipated essay collections. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have our attention.
In our morning reading: revisiting a Ralph Ellison/Gordon Parks collaboration, new writing by Lisa Locascio, and more.
Morning Bites: Gabriel Tallent, Jack Kirby Remembered, Kiese Laymon, Jonathan Reiss Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: talking with Gabriel Tallent and Jonathan Reiss, new writing from Kiese Laymon, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee, Jessie Chaffee’s Latest, Carmen Maria Machado, Jess Arndt Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Alexander Chee, an excerpt from Jessie Chaffee’s new novel, an early review of Carmen Maria Machado’s collection, and more.
It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]
Morning Bites: Kiese Laymon, Giant Translated Novels, New Alternative Music Festival Report, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Kiese Laymon, Scott Esposito on huge books in translation, and much more.
Morning Bites: Virginia Woolf’s Birthday, Charlie Jane Anders, Kiese Laymon Nonfiction, Matt Gallagher’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Virginia Woolf’s birthday, new writing from Kiese Laymon, spring book recommendations from BOMB, and more.