In our weekend reading: Laura van den Berg on writing, interviews with Ken Liu and Nick Flynn, and more.
Morning Bites: Samanta Schweblin, Ava Homa Interviewed, Laura van den Berg, Best Translated Book Awards Finalists, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Samanta Schweblin’s new novel, a conversation with Algiers, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Margaret Drabble, Laura van den Berg, Hilton Als, Carol Burnett on Memoir, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting a Margaret Drabble novel, a preview of Laura van den Berg’s next book, and more.
The fiction we admired most in 2018 ran the proverbial gamut from thought-provoking surrealism to evocative realism. Some illuminated the present day or recent past, while others ventured into much more uncharted territory. Some took us to unimaginable psyches; others showcased how ordinary people dealt with the extraordinary. Here’s a look at ten of our favorite works of fiction this year.
Afternoon Bites: Glory Edim Interviewed, NYC’s Mini Libraries, Laura van den Berg, Knitting Factory Memories, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Glory Edim and Laura van den Berg, how venues shape music, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Donald Quist, reviews of new books by Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Jamie Iredell, and more.
Morning Bites: Patrick deWitt Interviewed, Sunny Day Real Estate, Revisiting Rachel Ingalls, Esther Kinsky, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Patrick deWitt and Thalia Zedek, an excerpt from a newly-translated book by Esther Kinsky, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Bill Cunningham’s memoir, new fiction by Laura van den Berg, and more.