In our afternoon reading: talking with Zola Jesus and Livia Llewellyn, another National Book Award shortlist is announced, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Sarah Gerard’s new book and a Soundgarden reissue, the winners of this year’s This Is Horror Awards, and more.
Weekend Bites: Arthur Russell’s Archive, Lisa Lucas Interviewed, Livia Llewellyn, Amanda Petrusich Nonfiction, and More
In our weekend reading: exploring Arthur Russell’s archive, an interview with Lisa Lucas, fiction from Livia Llewellyn, and more.
My first introduction to Livia Llewellyn‘s fiction came via a passing recommendation in another writer’s book: specifically, Laird Barron’s introduction to Nate Southard’s Will the Sun Ever Come Out Again?, in which Barron wrote about his admiration for both Southard and Llewellyn’s fiction. From there, I picked up her first book, Engines of Desire, featuring stories in which strange horrors sat beside accounts of desire and obsession. I had the good fortune to see Llewellyn read last October, where her […]
In our afternoon reading: a review of Livia Llewellyn’s new collection, new writing from Tanwi Nandini Islam and Melissa Broder, and more.
Morning Bites: Tony Tulathimutte Interviewed, Dana Spiotta, A Paul Beatty Excerpt, Jim Ruland Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Tony Tulathimutte and Livia Llewellyn, fiction from Jim Ruland, and much more.
February is upon us, bringing with a host of intriguing books, from expansive historical epics to disquieting novels of suspense and horror to biographies of literary and political heroes. For whatever reason, many of the books that have caught our eye for February are due out on the 9th of the month. Perhaps it’s a pre-Valentine’s Day maneuver, because nothing says romance like narratives that bend space and time or those that run paranoia and existential dread to unsettling extremes. […]