Sometimes, literary happenings bring together a fantastic abundance of things we like. Take this year’s Independent Bookstore Day, for example. (That’s happening on May 2, for the record.) An expansion of a California-wide event, this will now involve a host of indie bookstores across the nation. And if you’ll be in Chicago on May 2, it might be a wise choice to pay a visit to one or more of the 12 stores taking part in that city. Why, you […]
Afternoon Bites: Edan Lepucki on Margaret Atwood, Emma Straub’s Novel Tips, All Ages Press Debuts, Cheever’s House, and More
Edan Lepucki on her admiration for the work of Margaret Atwood, Emma Straub on writing a novel, Futurism and noise-punk, A.N. Devers on John Cheever, Nina McConigley reads from her novel, Adam Kirsch on Brian Morton, and more.
Morning Bites: Stuart Dybek, Downton at Hogwarts, Ian Svenonius on Hoarders, Rebecca Solnit Wisdom, and More
Today: Darin Strauss on Stuart Dybek, Ian Svenonius on hoarders, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, and more.
Morning Bites: Stuart Dybek, Moby-Dick Marathon NYC Returns, Jonathan Wilson on the World Cup, Shane Jones on “Crystal Eaters,” and More
Queen Margot on film, Shane Jones interviewed, the Moby-Dick Marathon NYC’s fundraiser, thoughts on Stuart Dybek and How to Dress Well, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Karl Ove Knausgård, Stuart Dybek on Flash Fiction, Sheila Heti & Kate Zambreno on Social Media, Brownies at 20, and More
New writing from Karl Ove Knausgård and Tyler Coates, a look at food memoirs, Sheila Heti and Kate Zambreno discuss social media, and more.
Morning Bites: Maya Angelou Remembered, NYC Experimental Music, Massimo Vignelli, Airport Lit, and More
Remembering Maya Angelou, looking back at work from Stuart Dybek, Michael J Seidlinger on living in an airport for two days, Amen Dunes interviewed, and more.
Aleksandar Hemon is My Favorite Writer I’ve Never Read*
This is true first because he inhabits Chicago, a city where some of my fondest memories are held. Second because of this, and finally this. Now, a video of Hemon along with Stuart Dybek hangin’ out on a porch in Chicago, discussing Chicago, is up at Granta Mag, in light of their summer 2009 issue which honors the city. *For a few months The Lazarus Project has been sitting on my nightstand–next to A Mercy, which I bought at the […]