In our morning reading: an interview with Sunil Yapa, new essays from Scott Esposito and Lynn Steger Strong, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Revisiting Flannery O’Connor, Literary Advocates, Julia Elliott’s Latest, Arabic Literature, and More
In our weekend reading: revisiting Flannery O’Connor, thoughts on the latest from Julia Elliott, new nonfiction from Mark de Silva, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “Two Lane Blacktop,” Norman Rush on Saul Bellow, Judy Blume’s Latest, and More
In our Tuesday morning reading: notes on Two-Lane Blacktop, a review of Judy Blume’s new novel, Norman Rush talks Saul Bellow, and more.
The fact that this month’s list is larger than usual is but one indication that May looks to be an especially strong month for books. The works we’re most excited about span a variety of styles and genres, from essential writing about books and music to reissues of underrated works of fiction and nonfiction. Whether your tastes run towards the classical or the experimental, there’s a lot to enjoy; that the onset of spring means that you can do so […]
Weekend Bites: Saul Bellow on Fiction, Leslie Jamison on Chris Kraus, Sarah Manguso, “The Best of the Best Show” Reviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: a Saul Bellow essay from 1962, an interview with Sarah Manguso, Leslie Jamison on Chris Kraus, and more.
Morning Bites: John Darnielle at Housing Works, “Herzog” Turns 50, Kiese Laymon, Science Fiction Cover Art, and More
Notes from John Darnielle’s recent reading at Housing Works, Kiese Laymon interviews the director of Freedom Summer, a look at Orbit Books’ cover artwork, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rushdie on García Márquez, Revisiting Pulp, New Nicola Griffith Fiction, Bellow on Film, and More
This afternoon: a Pulp album turns twenty, Saul Bellow on film, Salman Rushdie’s tribute to Gabriel García Márquez, new fiction from Nicola Griffith, a Juliet Escoria interview, poetry from Tommy Pico, and more.
Morning Bites: Jon Raymond on “Ravelstein,” Bill Callahan Goes Dub, Revisiting “All That Jazz,” Jerry Stahl, and More
This morning: Jon Raymond on Saul Bellow, revisiting “All That Jazz,” Bill Callahan’s dub album, catching up with Jerry Stahl, and more.