In our morning reading: an interview with Lydia Millet, new writing from Mairead Case, this year’s Shirley Jackson Award nominees, and more.
May brings with it a host of noteworthy books that have caught our eye. Some are the latest works from authors who have become favorites over the years; others are structurally bold, socially relevant, or intensely disconcerting. (In some cases, they may be some combination of the above.) It’s going to be a good month for books, whether you’re looking for an illuminating take on music or an unsettling ghost story. Here are some of the books due out in […]
Morning Bites: Don DeLillo’s Latest, Albert Ayler, John Darnielle on Wrestling, Lydia Millet, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of new novels by Don DeLillo and Lydia Millet, John Darnielle on wrestling, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Words After War Interviewed, Mish Way, Lydia Millet’s Latest, Notes on “Loitering,” and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Brandon Willitts of Words After War, new writing from Mish Way, reviews of new books from Lydia Millet and Charles D’Ambrosio, and more.
Lydia Millet shares her favorite YA series. Christopher Higgs’s holiday gift guide at HTML Giant is pretty terrific. Lauren Cerand on James Salter’s Three. If you like smart pop music, Chickfactor has some top ten lists for you. Our own Jen Vafidis talks Jane Jacobs at Guernica. James Wood had some nice things to say about Joshua Cohen’s Four New Messages. The folks behind Rust Belt Chic talked to WKSU. (We’ll be hosting them at Public Assembly on January 3rd.) Follow Vol. 1 […]
“Typically my writing prompt is nothing fancy—just your basic same old, same old. Fear of death.” Lydia Millet shares on artist Dimitri Kozyrev. Geoff Dyer, in the Guardian, begins a series on writing fiction. Victor LaValle responds to Laura Miller’s essay on the National Book Awards. New fiction from Michael Kimball at Matter Press. Simon Cohn, Olympia Le-Tan, and Spike Jonze made an animated short film set in a bookstore.