In our morning reading: reviews of books by Tariq Shah and Jonathan Buckley, new writing by Lee Rourke, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Lee Rourke’s new book, an in-depth exploration of Brandon Taylor’s new collection, and more.
In our morning reading: the winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards, new writing by Isaac Fitzgerald, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Marlon James and Tochi Onyebuchi, Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, Michael Zapata Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: Marlon James and Tochi Onyebuchi in conversation, thoughts on Corinne Manning’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lee Rourke, Philip K. Dick Award Nominees, Cathy Park Hong Interviewed, Moor Mother, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Lee Rourke’s new novel, interviews with Cathy Park Hong and Dmitry Samarov, and more.
Lee Rourke’s new novel Glitch opens with its protagonist returning home to England to deal with a family crisis. En route, his flight encounters a bizarre mechanical failure, segueing into a harrowing sequence of in-flight chaos. That’s only the beginning of an emotionally wrenching period for the novel’s hero, as he wrangles with troubled relationships, the specter of mortality, and a world that no longer works the way it should. Also in there are lyrical forays into memory and a handful of transcendentally-written passages, coming together for an unforgettable read. I talked with Rourke about the novel’s origins and how it relates to his other works via email.
Afternoon Bites: Lee Rourke’s Latest, Ambai, Chaya Bhuvaneswar Interviewed, Lightning Bolt’s New Album, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Lee Rourke and Ambai, an interview with Chaya Bhuvaneswar, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amber Sparks Fiction, Kirkus Prize Finalists, Lee Rourke Interviewed, Michel Foucault’s Style, and More
In our afternoon reading: fiction from Amber Sparks, an interview with Lee Rourke, and more.