Usually, this is the kind of thing I do when the Tournament of Books is announced: a frantic flailing to try to read as many acclaimed books from a given year as humanly possible. This year,I decided to get things underway a little early. Maybe James McBride is the reason: his The Good Lord Bird seems to be racking up award nominations right and left; given that Jason also had kind things to say about it over at Flavorwire, I figured […]
Morning Bites: Catching Up With The Wrens, Happy Birthday Upton Sinclair, Zweig Movies, Harding on Cheever, and More
Wishing Upton Sinclair a happy birthday, learning what The Wrens have been up to, chatting with poet Michael Dickman, adapting Stefan Zweig for the screen, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Publishing Genius History, “Salinger” Drinking Games, Christgau on Rush, Paul Harding Playlist, and More
A Paul Harding playlist, Evan Dorkin hints at a return to Eltingville, Robert Christgau on Norman Rush, Two Dollar Radio talks with Late Night Library, and more.
Posted by Tobias Carroll This is the second of two lists of the books I read this year that I most enjoyed. Here, the focus is on older books that I first encountered this year; strangely, the focus here is much more on fiction than on my other list, and I’m a little uneasy that this list is far more dude-heavy than its counterpart. I wasn’t entirely sure where to fit Michael Kimball’s Us, an older novel revised for its […]