In our latest week-in-reading column, we look at new novels from Ottessa Moshfegh, Sean Michaels, and Lynn Lurie.
Morning Bites: Bedhead Retrospective, John Darnielle Interviewed, Mira Gonzalez, Sean Michaels and Carey Mercer, and More
A look back at the music of Bedhead, Sean Michaels interviewed Carey Mercer, poetry from Mira Gonzalez, an interview with John Darnielle, and more.
Morning Bites: Atticus Lish, Sarah Gerard’s Latest, A Charles D’Ambrosio Essay, Girlpool Interviewed, and More
Reviews of Atticus Lish’s new novel and Cult of Youth’s new album; an excerpt from Sarah Gerard’s forthcoming Binary Star; Sean Michaels and Sofia Samatar on winning awards; and more.
Weekend Bites: “Belzhar” Reviewed, Elif Batuman on “Gone Girl,” Sean Michaels Interviewed, New Alexander Chee Fiction, and More
Thoughts on new fiction from Meg Wolitzer and a new album from Ex Hex, short stories from some excellent NYC-based writers, Elif Batuman on marriage and Gone Girl, and more.
You Are the Friction foreword by Sean Michaels Sing Statistics; 216 p. The process of inspiration is something that never fails to grab my attention. By which I mean: wear your influences on your sleeve and it’s liable to pique my interest. Years ago, I fell hard for Chris Eaton’s novel The Grammar Architect, which he’s described as a cover of Thomas Hardy’s A Pair of Blue Eyes. More recently, John Darnielle’s book in the 33 1/3 series took Black Sabbath’s Master of […]
Weekend Bites: Rivka Galchen, Debut Novelists, Ariel Schrag’s Latest, Julianna Barwick’s Brewery Collaboration, and More
An interview with Rivka Galchen, and a review of her latest; thoughts on Julianna Barwick’s new EP and Ariel Schrag’s new novel; talking with debut novelists, a profile of Sean Michaels, and more.
Talking with Adrian Tomine and White Lung, thoughts on books from Maxwell Neely-Cohen and James Brubaker, a playlist from Sean Michaels, and more.