In our weekend reading: an interview with Rita Bullwinkel, previewing the Brooklyn Art Book Fair, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Dino Buzzati and Viv Albertine, an interview with Rachel Lyon, and more.
Last night, the winners of the 2018 Whiting Awards were announced–and among their number were a host of writers whose work we’ve admired for a while.
Certain themes keep popping up in the fiction that impressed us most this year: the potential horrors of ambiguity, the nature of immigration, the threat of state violence, mysteries that can’t be solved, and the malleability of memory. That’s not too surprising, given the year we’ve had. Here’s a look at some of our favorite fiction from the year that was.
In our morning reading: an interview with Patty Yumi Cottrell, Kristopher Jansma on James Baldwin, and much more.
Morning Bites: Renee Gladman, Patty Yumi Cottrell Interviewed, Joan Didion Documentary, Halloween Reading, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Renee Gladman’s fiction, Yahdon Israel on his Sunday routine, an interview with Patty Yumi Cottrell, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ariel Gore’s Playlist, Patty Yumi Cottrell’s Essay, Ben Loory’s Latest, Protomartyr’s Beer, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist by Ariel Gore, thoughts on books by Laurent Binet and Ben Loory, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jesmyn Ward, John Ashbery Remembered, Patty Yumi Cottrell’s Latest, LCD Soundsystem, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Jesmyn Ward and Nick Laird, thoughts on the new LCD Soundsystem album, and more.