In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Sasha Geffen and Octavia E. Butler, fiction by Lincoln Michel, and more.
Morning Bites: Jami Attenberg, Grouper on Octavia E. Butler, Helen Mullane, Translating Mercè Rodoreda, and More
In our morning reading: a review of Jami Attenberg’s latest novel, an interview with Helen Mullane, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mary South Interviewed, Ken Burns, Octavia E. Butler’s Books, Zulfu Livaneli, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Mary South, a look back at Mark Fisher’s life and work, and more.
The last time I talked with Amina Cain it was 2013 and the subject was her book Creature. Now, Cain has returned with a new book, Indelicacy — a novel about a woman’s artistic awakening amidst questions of art, intimacy, and class. It’s a difficult book to describe, because so much of its power stems from the manner in which Cain tells it story: what she keeps in, what she leaves out, and how she transforms the familiar into something almost fantastical. I talked with Cain about her new book and how she created it earlier this month.
Afternoon Bites: Chana Porter’s Playlist, Lucy Ives, Inside Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Kid Millions, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Chana Porter, an interview with Kid Millions, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eve Babitz Revisited, Annie Ernaux, Folk Horror, Pauline Oliveros Reissued, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Eve Babitz and Annie Ernaux, news of a Pauline Oliveros reissue, and more.
Morning Bites: Juliet Grames, Locus Awards Finalists, Octavia E. Butler, Shane Jones Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Juliet Grames’s new novel, exploring the latest album from Vampire Weekend, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Namwali Serpell Interviewed, Vi Khi Nao and Mike Corrao, Mairead Case Poetry, Irvine Welsh, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Namali Serpell and Irvine Welsh, new writing from Mairead Case, and more.