In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Kristen Arnett’s new novel, an interview with Karen Stefano, and more.
Morning Bites: Kali Fajardo-Anstine Fiction, Marian Womack, Bookmobiles Return, Pola Oloixarac’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: fiction from Kali Fajardo-Anstine, exploring the writings of Marian Womack, and more.
The stories found in Marian Womack‘s collection Lost Objects haunt the reader from a number of angles. Whether she’s writing about climate change and environmental catastrophes writ large or about subtler and more personal betrayals, Womack creates worlds in which the ground is constantly shifting–sometimes both metaphorically and literally. Her fiction blends a fantastic sense of place with a haunting glimpse of the near future; it’s work that’s difficult to shake–which is the point. I asked Womack some questions about her work via email, covering everything from the science of her stories to the role of translation in speculative fiction.
Morning Bites: A Brian Phillips Excerpt, Haruki Murakami On Film, Marian Womack Interviewed, Kelby Losack, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Brian Phillips’s new book, an interview with Marian Womack, and much more.