In our morning reading: new writing from Kerry Howley, checking in with Issa Rae, interviews with Elijah Wald and Nick Tosches, and more.
Looking at the books due out this month, one can find an impressive array of styles, genres, and aesthetics on display. Do you like incisive essays about American society and culture? How about well-received debut fiction, or collections spanning decades of work? Regardless of what you’re seeking, August holds an abundance of literary riches. Here are some of the books due out this month that we’re most excited about.
Afternoon Bites: A Kathy Acker Excerpt, Windham Campbell Prizes, Nick Tosches and Marc Maron, G.L.O.S.S., John Domini’s Latest, and More
In our Tuesday afternoon reading: an excerpt from the new book of Kathy Acker and McKenzie Ward’s correspondence, an interview with Nick Tosches, thoughts on Olympia punks G.L.O.S.S., talking superheroes with G. Willow Wilson, and more.
Morning Bites: New Junot Díaz, Kurt Cobain Poetry, Virgin Forest on Faulkner, Greatest Superhero Ever, and More
Akashic Books will be releasing a book tribute to Kurt Cobain written by the co-founder of Hole, Eric Erlandson. Apparently Courtney Love hasn’t given the book her blessing. Junot Díaz will be releasing This Is How You Lose Her, a new collection of short stories on Riverhead in September. You know who the greatest comic book hero is? Hint: it isn’t Aquaman. Helen Simpson talks to The Paris Review about her collection, In-Flight Entertainment. The guy from Virgin Forest talks about some Faulkner, […]
When did you move from Newark to Manhattan? 1969. I was 19, and I had a job at the Lovable Underwear Company, at 200 Madison Avenue. That’s true. I was doing back then, in the days before computers, what they called paystubs and mechanicals. You have a glue pot, a tea square, a razor blade, and you physically put together advertisements. That was the year I got my first piece published in a magazine called Fusion. Nick Tosches talks to […]
I’m going out on a limb having never read the debut novel by 73 year old Andre Williams, but I’m guessing Sweets & Other Stories (Kicks Books) will be well worth your time for the following reasons. 1. From all I know about Mr. Williams, the guy has seen things that you probably could not imagine. 2. Nick Tosches writer the forward. Nick Tosches is an incredibly bad motherfucker. 3. They are having a party for the book at St. […]