In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Tiphanie Yanique’s new novel, an interview with Sarah Polley, and more.
Morning Bites: Tiphanie Yanique Interviewed, Keith Ridgway Talks Fiction, Hand Habits Return, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Tiphanie Yanique and Keith Ridgway, when books become movies become comics, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tiphanie Yanique Interviewed, Longform Orwell, Susan Howe, Revisiting Highsmith, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Tiphanie Yanique, a look back at Patricia Highsmith’s work, reviews of albums by Belle and Sebastian and Disappears, thoughts on Susan Howe, and more.
Afternoon Bites: A Jules Feiffer Excerpt, Bookstore Directories, Tiphanie Yanique Interviewed, Anya Ulinich, and More
Kate Brittain on bookstores, a Q & A with Tiphanie Yanique, an excerpt from Jules Feiffer’s new graphic novel, and more.
#tobyreads: Islands & Isolation
I finished Tiphanie Yanique’s Land of Love and Drowning earlier this week. It’s a fantastic novel, one that spans years and does interesting things with what is, on the surface, a familiar-looking kind of narrative: the one that follows a small group of characters over a span of decades, and finds them walking through a shifting society. And, yes, Yanique’s novel is set in the Virgin Islands, and yes, it does (mostly) follow two sisters as they witness and take part […]
Afternoon Bites: Tiphanie Yanique Interviewed, John Luther Adams, Designing “The Empathy Exams,” Marisa Paternoster, and More
Checking in with Tiphanie Yanique, fiction from Sasha Graybosch, thoughts on the music of Noun and John Luther Adams, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tiphanie Yanique, Matt Bell & Brian Evenson Talk Craft, A Sacred Bones Mixtape, and More
A playlist from Tiphanie Yanique, new writing from Roxane Gay and Matt Dojny, notes on cities and anxiety, Matt Bell and Brian Evenson discuss craft, and much more.
#tobyreads: Human Connections and Parallel Lives
I’ve had Tiphanie Yanique’s memorably-titled How to Escape from a Leper Colony on my to-read shelf for a while now. I’ve heard good things about Land of Love and Drowning, the novel she has due out later this year, and figured that it might be the right time to check out the collection in question. Spoiler alert: it totally was. Secondary spoiler: season two of #tobyreads is all about me building a time machine to find my younger self and convincing […]