In our afternoon reading: talking books with David Duchovny, talking Florida with Kelly Link, notes on publishing Nick Jaina, Dennis Cooper previews the literary year, and more.
Morning Bites: New Megan Stielstra Writing, Junot Diaz, Nick Jaina’s Latest, New Lightning Bolt, and More
In our Friday morning reading: new writing from Megan Stielstra, news of a new Lightning Bolt album, process notes from Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith, and more.
An essay a week meant to explain why a song is beautiful. Please press play on the song, wait for the ad to finish if there is one, and read the essay during the entire length of the song.
And then, it was a new year. For us, January’s most anticipated books provide a cross-section of what we love about literature, from histories that provide a fresh angle on certain subjects to fiction that pushes the boundaries of prose to work that takes us to new places–sometimes literally. Here are ten January books that have caught our eye.