In our morning reading: thoughts on Hermione Hoby’s new novel, an interview with David Leo Rice, and more.
Morning Bites: Kaveh Akbar Interviewed, Kristen Radtke, Barbara Comyns Revisited, Matt Bell, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Kaveh Akbar, the expansion of Greenpoint’s Archestratus Books + Foods, and more.
Morning Bites: Matt Bell’s New Novel, Tenea D. Johnson, Katie Kitamura on Fiction, Deafheaven, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Matt Bell’s new novel, an interview with Katie Kitamura, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Anthony Veasna So Nonfiction, Ben Ehrenreich on Books, Luc Sante Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: nonfiction by Anthony Veasna So, a review of Matt Bell’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Matt Bell Excerpted, Joy Williams, July Reading Suggestions, J.G. Ballard, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Matt Bell’s new book, thoughts on Elle Nash’s short fiction, and more.
This July, your reading might get weird, with a host of new books dealing with mythical history or bizarre futures. Your reading might get insightful, unlocking a new way of seeing the world or an insight about yourself. Or your reading might be relevatory, prompting you to see or hear something familiar in a brand-new way. Here’s what’s on our reading list for this month.
Morning Bites: Matt Bell’s Latest, Salman Rushdie on Storytelling, Dmitry Samarov’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Matt Bell and Rachel Cusk, new writing by Salman Rushdie, and more.
To be a part of the literary community over the last few weeks has involved seeing months’ worth of events rescheduled, canceled, or shifted online. In some cases, this has been due to precautions taken to prevent coronavirus infection; in others, it’s due to writers canceling book tours. The Loft’s Wordplay Festival is shifting from an in-person event to one that will take place in a host of online spaces, for instance. As writers, publishers, and event planners look out at this shifting landscape, a host of questions come to mind. If events aren’t feasible right now, are there alternatives? Are live-streamed readings and discussions the new normal when it comes to literary events? Is there a way to capture that same sense of community that the best literary events held in a physical space can accomplish?