In our afternoon reading: interviews with Kirstin Valdez Quade and Sarah Rose Etter, new writing from Susannah Felts, and much more.
Morning Bites: Notable Literary Debut, Great Experimental Albums, Guadalupe Nettel’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: notable literary debuts and experimental records, new writing from Bijan Stephen and Chris Randle, and more.
We’re taking a short holiday break. Normal posting will resume on Saturday.
Morning Bites: Sarah Gerard, Kanye West’s Films, Cynan Jones Interviewed, Kyle Minor on Kirstin Valdez Quade, and More
In our Thursday morning reading: an excerpt from Sarah Gerard’s novel, new writing from Jen Doll, a look at Kanye West’s forays into filmmaking, Kyle Minor reviewed Kirstin Valdez Quade’s collection, and more.
The stories in Kirstin Valdez Quade‘s debut collection Night at the Fiestas veer from carefully observed to visceral, showing complex familial dynamics and zeroing in on questions of class and geography. Quade is equally adept at showing a community from the inside and deconstructing it from the perspective of an outsider. The result is a moving portrayal of numerous lives across several decades of life in and around New Mexico. I reached out to Quade to learn more about the […]
The books that we’re most excited for this month are a wildly varied bunch, ranging from work that pushes the boundaries of memoir to a collection of novellas from one of our favorite contemporary authors. Incisive satire, blistering experimental fiction, and journeys into literary history: this March has something for virtually all literary tastes. Read on for some of the highlights of the month to come.