In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Mark Doten’s new novel, an interview with Ross Gay, and more.
In our weekend reading: new fiction by Mark Doten, Chandra Steele, and David Leo Rice; a hundred great horror stories; and more.
Morning Bites: Kamasi Washington’s Latest, Mark Doten, Kaitlyn Greenidge Nonfiction, Hua Hsu Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Kamasi Washington’s new album, interviews with Mark Doten and Hua Hsu, and more.
Last week, A. Igoni Barrett, Idra Novey, and Mark Doten discussed their debut novels as part of a panel discussion held at The Strand and moderated by Vol.1 Brooklyn managing editor Tobias Carroll. The conversation ranged from their use of language to the different ways in which each encompassed an international perspective in their work. You can watch the whole thing here, or below.
Morning Bites: Notable Literary Debut, Great Experimental Albums, Guadalupe Nettel’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: notable literary debuts and experimental records, new writing from Bijan Stephen and Chris Randle, and more.
We’re taking a short holiday break. Normal posting will resume on Saturday.
In our morning reading: checking in with the members of Erase Errata, Spencer Ackerman on comics, an interview with Kristin Hersh, and more.
So far, 2015 has offered more than its share of excellent debut novels. Some of these were the first works we’d heard of from the authors in questions; in other cases, we found ourselves looking at works that fulfilled the promise of the fantastic short fiction that preceded it. Whether on presses large or small, these are some of the debut novels that have caught our attention so far this year.
How do you write about the end of the world? Take that question at face value: how does one’s prose suggest that something cataclysmic has occurred in society, some rupture that has altered our means of communication? Consider it the flip side of Octavia E. Butler’s short story “Speech Sounds,” in which society as we know it crumbles after a biological condition causes humans to lose the ability to speak. The landscape that emerges in Butler’s story is an combination […]