1. When Leslie Jamison went before the university board to present her dissertation topic, a dissertation that would form the basis of her new memoir/critical study The Recovering, one of the faculty members gave her a hard time. Jamison’s thesis posited a link between sobriety and creativity, delving into the post-addiction work of alcoholic writers like Raymond Carver and Charles Jackson, to show that the myths of the booze-addled genius are, at the least, severely overstated. But, as the professor’s […]
Afternoon Bites: Michelle Dean Interviewed, Dino Buzzati Revisited, Leslie Jamison, Edward Carey’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Michelle Dean and Leslie Jamison, fiction by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, and more.
Well, it’s April. Nominally it’s springtime–but the presence of snowy weather and temperatures friendly to hot cocoa and roaring fires suggests otherwise. Metaphorically speaking, though, that range of moods and modes lines up pretty neatly with the books that are on our radar for this month–everything from works in translation to bold collections of nonfiction to eagerly-anticipated literary debuts. Here’s a look at several of the books that we’re most excited to explore this month.
Afternoon Bites: Leslie Jamison Interviewed, Olivia Laing, Rachel Lyon Fiction, Literary Chicago, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Leslie Jamison and Fatma Aydemir, 15 great books from Chicago, and much more.
Morning Bites: Tommy Orange Interviewed, Leslie Jamison, “Nebraska” Revisited, Lidia Yuknavitch, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Tommy Orange and Leslie Jamison, revisiting “Nebraska,” and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Leslie Jamison, Nikesh Shukla Nonfiction, Barry Gifford, Literary Translations, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking with Leslie Jamison, new writing from Nikesh Shukla, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Vi Khi Nao, Jesse Ball on “Census,” A Leslie Jamison Excerpt, Dick Stusso, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Vi Khi Nao and Jesse Ball, writing by Leslie Jamison, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing by Leslie Jamison and Vi Khi Nao, previewing Yo La Tengo’s new album, and more.