Between his work editing Tin House and his dispatches on literature and politics for Guernica, we’re huge admirers of the work of Rob Spillman, so it’s not surprising that we’re excited for his forthcoming memoir All Tomorrow’s Parties, which encompasses his youth and his time spent in a post-Wall Berlin. His publisher recently released a playlist for the book taken from the epigraphs of its chapters, which includes music from Can, Béla Bartok, the Sex Pistols, Billie Holiday, and more. […]
Afternoon Bites: Mitchell S. Jackson, Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir, Marlon James Recommends Fiction, Neighborhood Bars, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Mitchell S. Jackson and Jason Diamond, Greil Marcus on Carrie Brownstein’s memoir, Marlon James recommends novels, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee, PEN Literary Award Winners, Alison Bechdel Interviewed, The Mary Review, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Alexander Chee and Sarah Gerard, interviews with Ales Kot and Alison Bechdel, a Ramones cover, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Time in “Orlando,” Mary Timony, A Wendy C. Ortiz Visual Interview, Cristina Moracho, and More
Colin Dickey discusses Virginia Woolf; interviews with Mary Timony, Barbara Browning, and Sarah Lipstate; smart writers debate Amazon; Teju Cole-inspired clothing; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kerry Howley, All-Star Librarians, Darcy Steinke’s Playlist, Lovecraft on Film, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Kerry Howley’s great Thrown, thoughts on horror and terror in fiction, a playlist from Darcy Steinke, notes on strange science fiction, and more.
John Darnielle’s reading list is, not surprisingly, excellent. Lots of smart folks — including Christopher R. Weingarten and Jacob Silverman — weighed in at this New York Times piece on the role of critics. And Rob Spillman and Roxane Gay both had smart things to say about Lena Dunham’s book deal. Hannah Tinti is interviewed at Tin House. Demetri Martin on books, stand-up, and more. At Hobart, Jac Jemc interviewed Mary Hamilton. The A.M. Homes/Arrested Development comparison you didn’t know you were […]
“From the very first sentence, we still find the familiar wicked slant of Cooper’s perennial knack for penetrative dialogue (in more than one sense, and with a degree of simultaneous awe and terror that I believe is unmatched in fiction), though the trajectory of it has been bent again.” Blake Butler reviews Dennis Cooper’s new novel The Marbled Swarm. (We’ll be hosting Cooper in conversation with Brandon Stosuy in two weeks.) At Tin House’s blog: the first installment of Rob Spillman’s culture […]