In our morning reading: thoughts on the writings of Ismail Kadare and Ned Beauman, new nonfiction by Rahawa Haile, and more.
In our morning reading: checking in with Laura van den Berg, Blake Butler interviews Sarah Gerard, a new issue of Midnight Breakfast, an interview with Ned Beauman, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Aleksandar Hemon on Soccer, Emma Straub, Ned Beauman Interviewed, Chicago Literati, and More
Aleksandar Hemon on soccer, revisiting the Beastie Boys’ last album, Janet Maslin digs Emma Straub’s new novel, and more.
Reading about science, economics, and history in order to get out of our bubble. It became important for me in 2013 to read things that weren’t about Brooklyn, American literature, booze, grub, hair, or the fifty-five TV shows you just have to be watching. I get through non-fiction quicker than novels, because I’m not tearing it apart while I read it. So I took to the stars and the soil whenever possible. Livescience, Orion, The New Yorker, Cosmos, Discover, Outside, […]
#tobyreads: A Trio of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists — Books by Helen Oyeyemi, Sarah Hall, & Ned Beauman
Mortifyingly, I haven’t actually read the current edition of Granta. I have a copy of it in my living room; I’ve thumbed through it a little bit: checked out some of the portraits; noted that Stephen Hall’s contribution seems to involve an interesting layout. But still: haven’t gotten to it yet. But that didn’t stop me from reading novels by three of the writers featured in said issue.