In our morning reading: thoughts on Matana Roberts’s new album, small press book recommendations for the fall, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Hillary Leftwich Nonfiction, Literary Scandals, Jeff Jackson and Meghan Lamb on Writing and Music, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Hillary Leftwich, Jeff Jackson and Meghan Lamb in conversation, and more.
In our morning reading: some John Steinbeck news, the Kirkus Prize winners, and more.
As of this writing, we are currently hunkered down in an air-conditioned environment, given that the early days of August are a perfect example of why New York Augusts can be, shall we say, dank. Perhaps you’re following our lead; perhaps you’re doing your reading from a front porch, back yard, or beach chair instead. Either way, here are some of our recommendations for August reading. Hopefully, you’ll find something to savor from this list.
In our afternoon reading: a new album from OFF!, literary award lists, 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.
TOBIAS CARROLL is the author of Political Sign (Bloomsbury, 2020), Transitory (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), and Reel (Rare Bird, 2016). He is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn, and writes Words Without Borders’ Watchlist column. His writing has been published by Tin House, Rolling Stone, Hazlitt, The Scofield, Bookforum, and more. He has taught writing courses for LitReactor and Catapult.
Afternoon Bites: Dantiel W. Moniz’s Playlist, Spacemen 3, Ben Okri Interviewed, Ben Ehrenreich, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Dantiel W. Moniz, an interview with Ben Okri, and more.