In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lincoln Michel and Garth Risk Hallberg, thoughts on new books from Patti Smith and Percival Everett, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Karolina Waclawiak, Percival Everett Interviewed, A Linda Rosenkrantz Excerpt, Richard Weiner, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Karolina Waclawiak, an interview with Percival Everett, an excerpt from a Linda Rosenkrantz novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Percival Everett, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Brooklyn Book Festival, Etgar Keret Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: essential fiction from Percival Everett, new nonfiction from Alexander Chee, thoughts on public art in Central Park, and more.
Last year, I read Percival Everett’s Assumption — the first of his books I’d encounter, after reading glowing recommendations from a number of smart readers. It’s still inside my head: it begins like a traditional procedural, and then grows stranger and stranger as Everett keeps revealing that certain things we might have taken for granted are, in fact, not present at all. The whole thing led to a strange, haunting ending (or series of endings) — tightly controlled, and ominous in […]
The lineup for Chickfactor 21 — The Pastels! Dump! Future Bible Heroes! — looks incredible. “Those who do grant Percival Everett by Virgil Russell its ultimate formal integrity and follow it through to the end will actually find that the story it tells, however obliquely, and the subject it addresses, however indistinctly, are among the most emotionally engaging, even moving, in Everett’s fiction.” Daniel Green on Percival Everett. Julian Darius looks at Warren Ellis’s thematic trilogy of superhero books: No Hero, Black Summer, and Supergod. […]
Indexing: Altman’s “3 Women,” Percival Everett, “Edie Investigates,” Sacramento Kings, Saul Bellow, Fashion Week
Indexing for February 18, 2012: Saul Bellow, Robert Altman, basketball writing, J. Robert Lennon, Nick Harkaway, Percival Everett, and more.