In our afternoon reading: a remembrance of Ursula K. Le Guin, fiction by Lydia Davis, and much more.
Morning Bites: Lydia Davis and Lynne Tillman, Red House Painters Revisited, Sarah Tomlinson Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: when Lydia Davis and Lynne Tillman converge, an interview with Sarah Tomlinson, an essay from Warren Ellis, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Essential NYC Books, Learning from Lydia Davis, Ellen Gilchrist, Afghan Whigs’ Latest, and More
Shane Jones on what he learned from Lydia Davis, Maura Johnston on Afghan Whigs’ new one, a report from AWP, essential NYC reading, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Roxane Gay on the Arts, Adam Wilson, Max Richter Revisited, Lydia Davis’s Mother, and More
This afternoon: Interviews with Roxane Gay and Adam Wilson, notes on book-lending, Max Richter and the rise of “post-classical” music, the writings of Hope Hale Davis, and much more.
Morning Bites: NBCC Winners, Lydia Davis’s New Collection, Scott McClanahan Audio, Ex Hex Interviewed, and More
The National Book Critics Circle Awards have been announced, new audio from Scott McClanahan, talking with Mary Timony, Justin Taylor on Lydia Davis’s new collection, and more.
My father sent me an email from Seattle the other day to tell me he doesn’t like Seattle very much, despite all the wonderful things you can find there. He has a running list, I think, of cities he dislikes. Most people who travel for business must keep something similar on reserve. It amuses me to hear vehement distaste for places I have never seen. The words “Pittsburgh” and “Orlando” are hilarious when said with disgust.