In our morning reading: Ryan Chapman interviewed Téa Obreht, David James Keaton on pizza horror, and more.
Morning Bites: Leland Cheuk on Comedy, Ryan Chapman, Lyz Lenz Interviewed, Purple Mountains, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Leland Cheuk and Nancy Hightower, an interview with Ryan Chapman, and more.
Morning Bites: Elizabeth Hand Interviewed, Booker Prize Longlist, Ryan Chapman, “Do the Right Thing” at 30, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Elizabeth Hand and Ryan Chapman, thoughts on the new Gauche album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ryan Chapman, Courtney Maum Interviewed, Philip Roth’s Typewriter, Stereolab Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: literary advice from Ryan Chapman, an interview with Courtney Maum, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Ryan Chapman Interviewed, Dominique Goblet, Ron Padgett’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look inside the new anthology from editors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, an interview with Ryan Chapman, and more. We’ll be off tomorrow for the 4th.
Afternoon Bites: Ocean Vuong Interviewed, Lidia Yuknavitch, Ryan Chapman Interviewed, Melissa Febos, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ocean Vuong and Melissa Febos, thoughts on the fiction of Marguerite Duras, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jayson Greene Nonfiction, Victor LaValle on Blake Crouch’s Latest, Ryan Chapman, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Jayson Greene, reviews of books by Blake Crouch and Ryan Chapman, and more.
“I Felt Like That Made Sense for Me Within the Book and Outside the Book”: Ryan Chapman Discusses “Riots I Have Known”
Ryan Chapman’s debut novel, Riots I Have Known is one of the best funniest books of recent memory. Chapman writes with a blistering comedic voice, reminiscent of early Donald Antrim. Page after page, he deftly turns sentences into knives. I talked to Chapman over the phone in April 2019.