In our afternoon reading: exploring the writings of Gaël Faye and May-Lan Tan, thoughts on a new documentary about Miami, and more.
With the year drawing to a close, we wanted to spotlight a (somewhat arbitrary) number of books due out next year that we’re excited about. It includes the latest books from writers whose work we’ve long enjoyed to debuts to forthcoming tomes that are utterly unexpected. There’s more to come in this vein–in about ten days, we’ll be publishing our January book preview, which will include a lot more books we’re excited about for the first month of the year. […]
Afternoon Bites: May-Lan Tan Interviewed, Keith Gessen on Amazon, Alex Ross Perry on “Listen Up Philip,” “The Basement Tapes,” and More
A look at The Basement Tapes Complete; interviews with May-Lan Tan, Brenna Ehrlich, and Alex Ross Perry; Sarah Gerard on crowdfunding her book tour; Keith Gessen talks Amazon; and more.
Morning Bites: Saeed Jones Interviewed, “Inherent Vice” Trailer, Shawn Vestal, New Krasznahorkai Fiction, and More
A pair of interviews with Saeed Jones, the trailer for Inherent Vice, new fiction from László Krasznahorkai, notable literary Twitter feeds, and more.
I was in Portland earlier this year and, not surprisingly, I was in Powell’s making the rounds. I ended up in the small press section and noticed a book by one May-Lan Tan. Below it was a note stating that this was a British edition, and that Powell’s was the only place in the US where it could be purchased. Combine my fondness for a good staff pick (especially if Kevin Sampsell was the one doing the recommending) with my eyes being […]