In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jeffrey Ford’s new collection, an interview with Kiese Laymon, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Dystopia, John Domini on Memoirs, Sanjena Sathian’s New Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Nicole Kornher-Stace’s new novel, John Domini on memoirs, and more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s May 2021 Book Preview
Well, it’s May. The last two weeks have brought to mind both winter and summer; evidently, spring this year is going for more of a median than an actual season. Much like that fluctuation, May brings with it a wide-ranging cohort of books, encompassing everything from bold travelogues to surreal comics. What are we excited about reading this month? Here are a few of the books that caught our eye.
Morning Bites: Daphne A. Brooks and Hanif Abdurraqib, Kate Durbin Interviewed, Claire Rousay, Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Daphne A. Brooks and Hanif Abdurraqib in conversation, exploring the music of Claire Rousay, and more.
Morning Bites: Sara Gallardo, Women and Rare Books, Steve Albini on Food, Alex Zhang Hungtai, and More
In our morning reading: exploring Sara Gallardo’s fiction, an excerpt from Nicole Kornher-Stace’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jessica Hopper Interviewed, Two Lines Press, B. Catling, and More
In our afternoon reading: news from the PEN World Voices Festival, interviews with Jessica Hopper and B. Catling, a look inside Two Lines Press, and more.
The Space Between Genres: On Reading Nicole Kornher-Stace’s “Archivist Wasp”
Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace Big Mouth House/Small Beer Press, 256 p. At some point, I’m going to be able to think of an easy way to describe Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Archivist Wasp. Maybe I am, anyway. On the one hand, it’s a deeply primal story: a hero following the lead of a more ambiguous figure, journeying on a quest into the underworld, and facing demons personal and literal along the way. It’s classified as YA–at least, that’s one of the genres […]
Afternoon Bites: Jen Doll Interviewed, Meredith Graves Solo Music, PEN World Voices, Nicole Kornher-Stace, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Jen Doll, Meredith Graves, and Nicole Kornher-Stace; thoughts on the new album from The Weather Station; and more.