In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Victor LaValle and Gabe Habash, stories by Kevin Maloney and Janice Lee, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Samantha Irby Interviewed, Monica Youn’s Latest, Matt Bell on Denis Johnson, and More
In our afternoon reading: checking in with Samantha Irby, Matt Bell on the writings of Denis Johnson, and much more.
Morning Bites: Tim Horvath Interviewed, “Ways of Seeing” Revisited, Adapting “Kindred,” Aimee Bender, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Tim Horvath, new nonfiction from Nancy Hightower, Matt Bell on Aimee Bender’s short fiction, and more.
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.
Last month, I sat down for dinner with Matt Bell during a recent visit that he was making to New York. The occasion was the release of his collection of short stories, A Tree or a Person or a Wall, which includes shorter works taken from two earlier, now-out-of-print books, as well as stories written around the time of his novel In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods and Scrapper. I’ve been interviewing Bell for […]
Weekend Bites: Chloe Caldwell, Strange Fiction, Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler Interviewed, Gabriel Blackwell, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Chloe Caldwell, Morgan Parker, and Kevin Barry; recommended strange fiction; and more.
Morning Bites: Matt Bell Interviewed, Natalie Baszile, Maria Dahvana Headley Nonfiction, Paul Tremblay’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Matt Bell and Natalie Baszile, Quimby’s comes to NYC, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Junot Díaz Interviewed, Marisa Silver’s Latest, Nick Mamatas, Alice Kaltman Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Junot Díaz, thoughts on books by Marisa Silver and Nick Mamatas, and more.