I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
Weekend Bites: Alexandra Kleeman, Margaret Wappler Interviewed, Nisi Shawl, Sam McPheeters’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Alexandra Kleeman’s new collection, interviews with Margaret Wappler and Nisi Shawl, and more.
The Secret History of UFOs Over ’90s Chicago: A Conversation With Margaret Wappler
Neon Green, the debut novel by Margaret Wappler, opens with a portrait of the Allens, a happy family living in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-90s. From there, she proceeds to test that family in nearly every possible way. Questions of idealism, of legacies, of stifled lives and fidelity all come to the foreground in this novel. Also, there are UFOs–in this slightly altered version of the recent past, flying saucers are a part of everyday life, and one […]
Weekend Bites: Leland Cheuk Interviewed, Yaa Gyasi, “IRL” Reviewed, Margaret Wappler, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Leland Cheuk and Yaa Gyasi, thoughts on books by Tommy Pico and Margaret Wappler, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lucia Berlin’s Writing Advice, Margaret Wappler Interviewed, Donald Glover, Krys Lee’s Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lucia Berlin and Margaret Wappler, Alexander Chee on Krys Lee’s debut novel, and more.
Morning Bites: D. Foy Interviewed, Margaret Wappler Colson Whitehead’s Latest, Literary Sports Books, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with D. Foy and Margaret Wappler, a review of Colson Whitehead’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Sara Novic Nonfiction, Lidia Yuknavitch Interviewed, PEN/Nabokov Award, Book Emergencies, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Sara Novic and Scaachi Koul, an interview with Lidia Yuknavitch, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Margaret Wappler, Stephen Graham Jones Interviewed, Inside Trans-Pecos, Ted Chiang, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Margaret Wappler’s new novel, interviews with Ted Chiang and Stephen Graham Jones, and more.