Afternoon Bites: Postal Service Auditions, PEN/Faulkner Nominees, Matt Bell Interviewed, Illuminati Girl Gang, and More

“We live in a world that for the most part does not value what we do as writers and in response we waste our time complaining about degrees and pedigrees instead of making the big art that might actually silence our critics—or at least bring new readers back into the fold.” Matt Bell says smart things at Nineteen Questions. There is a comprehensive look at the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Observer. Also, both of these make us very excited: […]

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Afternoon Bites: On “Sabbath’s Theater,” The Novels of Laird Hunt, Pieter Schoolwerth, and More

Matthew Specktor explains why you should read Philip Roth’s Sabbath’s Theater. Maris Kreizman’s best books of 2012. Vol.1 Brooklyn’s Tobias Carroll has an in-depth look at the fiction of Laird Hunt at the Los Angeles Review of Books. The Millions’ A Year in Reading has begun. Hyperallergic has a look at the paintings of Pieter Schoolwerth. Molly Ringwald is developing a television series described as “John Hughes-esque.” Anne Swan talks about her story “Emote Control” with Joyland. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn […]

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