In our afternoon reading: an interview with Talia Lavin, thoughts on David Toop’s new album, and more.
Weekend Bites: Toni Morrison, Kathleen Hanna Interviewed, Leland Cheuk, Alison Cotton on Muriel Spark, and More
In our weekend reading: a report from Toni Morrison’s memorial, interviews with Kathleen Hanna and Leland Cheuk, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Muriel Spark on the Radio, David Bazan Interviewed, Rachel Khong Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: a new recording of a Muriel Spark short story, an interview with David Bazan, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Muriel Spark, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Joanna Walsh Interviewed, Chandler Klang Smith’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: aphorisms from Muriel Spark, an essay by Alexander Chee, Scott Adlerberg on the making of his new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: García Márquez’s Final Novel, Jo Ann Beard, Revisiting Muriel Spark, Literary Aphex Twin, and More
A look at the works of Jo Ann Beard, the fate of Gabriel García Márquez’s final novel, a look at Muriel Spark’s Loitering With Intent, Masha Gessen on exiles, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Typewriter Art, James Baldwin, Muriel Spark’s Essays, Cold Beat, and More
This afternoon: art made by typewriters, the essays of Muriel Spark, teaching the works of James Baldwin, and much more,
Morning Bites: Lynne Tillman, Muriel Spark Novels, National Magazine Awards, Ruth Curry on “The Everything Store,” and More
This morning: delve into the works of Lynne Tillman, Etgar Keret on the bad fates of good characters, an excerpt from Douglas Watson’s new novel, Ruth Curry talks Amazon.com, and more.
#tobyreads: When Genres Collide
This week, I had the pleasure of reading four novels — three recent, one older — in which styles and genres that one might not expect to collide are brought together. Sometimes this is ornately constructed; for others, the approach seems to have been to place disparate elements in close proximity and see what emerges.