In our morning reading: Brian Evenson on Gerald Murnane, Arundhati Roy on language, and more.
I was in high school when the movie Payback came out. I watched it and immediately felt a connection with the main character, Porter, played by Mel Gibson. Sure, he was a bad guy, but the point of the movie was not that he was bad; it was that he wanted what was fair. It didn’t matter to me that the money was stolen, the point was that he deserved to get his cut. In any case, no other movie […]
Afternoon Bites: Adapting “Americanah,” Danez Smith, Scott Adlerberg Interviewed, Pamela Ryder, and More
In our afternoon reading: news of a television adaptation of “Americanah,” new writing by Scaachi Koul and Brandon Taylor, and more.
Morning Bites: Tayari Jones Interviewed, Jordan A. Rothacker, Leni Zumas Nonfiction, Will Boast, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Tayari Jones, new writing by Leni Zumas, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Muriel Spark, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Joanna Walsh Interviewed, Chandler Klang Smith’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: aphorisms from Muriel Spark, an essay by Alexander Chee, Scott Adlerberg on the making of his new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: China Miéville, Scott Adlerberg’s Latest, Hermione Hoby, Hether Fortune Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with China Miéville and Hether Fortune, a new essay by Hermione Hoby, and more.
Well, it’s the start of a new year. Ostensibly, it’s a time for resolutions, for carefully mapping out goals and milemarkers for the months to come. It’s also, as we write these words, brutally cold, and thus the perfect time to find somewhere warm and sit down with a good book. Thankfully, January has plenty of excellent-looking ones due out that should get you through this cold spell, and the cold spells still to come.
Weekend Bites: Scott Adlerberg on Pulp Fiction, Carmen Maria Machado Nonfiction, Notable 2017 Books, and More
In our weekend reading: new essays by Scott Adlerberg and Carmen Maria Machado, information on a literary prize, and much more.