KRISTEN ARNETT is the author of With Teeth: A Novel (Riverhead Books, 2021) and the NYT bestselling debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction. She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter‘s Literary Award in Fiction, has been a columnist for Literary Hub and is a current columnist for Catapult, and was a Spring 2020 Shearing Fellow at Black Mountain Institute. Her work has appeared at The New York Times, The Cut, Oprah Magazine, Guernica, Buzzfeed, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, The Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere. Her next book (an untitled collection of short stories) will be published by Riverhead Books (Penguin Random House). She has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and currently lives in Miami, Florida. You can find her on Twitter here.
In our morning reading: interviews with Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and Kristen Arnett, thoughts on Alexandra Kleeman’s new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on the short fiction of Anna Seghers, interviews with Gabino Iglesias and Kristen Arnett, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Kristen Arnett and Jakob Guanzon, guitar recordings that chart new ground, and more.
June’s here and it’s suddenly turned humid in our corner of the world. This isn’t all that surprising, but — for those who saver milder temperatures — it’s not exactly the best thing ever. And so, perhaps, it’s time to dub our June reads as ideal for reading in an air-conditioned room somewhere, or perhaps situated by a breezy outdoor spot. These books cover a lot of ground, from haunting memoirs to phantasmagorical fiction, as befits a time of constant change.
In our afternoon reading: exploring Kristen Arnett’s new novel, when great books become great TV, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Laura van den Berg, previews of forthcoming books by Kristen Arnett and Stephen Graham Jones, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a review of Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book, an interview with Tommy Orange, and more.