In our afternoon reading: a look at Don DeLillo’s novel of football, an interview with Edward Hirsch, thoughts on Wendy C. Ortiz’s memoir, new writing from Ronna Wineberg, and more.
I spent a lot of time last week involved in events that related to the Brooklyn Book Festival: talking with Luke B. Goebel, watching excellent readings by the likes of Dmitry Samarov and Megan Stielstra, and hearing a deeply reworked version of Karl Ove Knausgård’s opus. In the midst of all of this came the announcement of the National Book Award fiction longlist, several of which I had already been meaning to read. I’ll be wrangling with two of these books […]
Morning Bites: Remembering Maggie Estep and Sid Caesar, David Peace’s Soccer Novels, Claire Vaye Watkins Interviewed, and More
This morning: interviews with Rabih Alameddine and Claire Vaye Watkins, tributes to the late Maggie Estep and Sid Caesar, Mark Kozelek’s discography, and more.