What does the month of September have in store, as far as books are concerned? A whole lot of intriguing short fiction, for one thing–everything from meticulously-arranged tales of the uncanny to stylistically bold explorations of society. There’s also intriguing new works from some of our favorite writers, from an experimentally-structured work by John Haskell to a collection of lectures by Toni Morrison. As summer segues into fall, here are some book that might help ease you in to sweater […]
Morning Bites: Toni Morrison, Sarah Manguso Nonfiction, Charlie Jane Anders Fiction, John Langan Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Toni Morrison, new writing from Charlie Jane Anders and Sarah Manguso, and more.
Spiritualism, Trance Speaking, and the “Legacy of the American Confidence Man”: An Interview With Adrian Van Young
We’ve been admirers of Adrian Van Young‘s fiction since we first encountered his debut collection, The Man Who Noticed Everything. This year has seen the release of his first novel, Shadows in Summerland, which was inspired by the real-life history of 19th-century spirit photographer William Mumler. (We ran an excerpt from it last year.) Told via multiple narrators, the novel follows the convergence of the lives of Mumler, trance speaker Fanny Conant, and a young woman named Hannah in Boston […]
Morning Bites: New xTx, Kendrick Lamar & Toni Morrison, A Matt Bell Excerpt, Karen Dalton Revisited, and More
In this morning’s reading: an excerpt from a new book by Matt Bell, new writing from xTx, a film co-written by Halle Butler has a fundraiser going on, and more.
Weekend Bites: Roxane Gay on Toni Morrison, New D. Foy Fiction, Titus Andronicus Returns, Rios de la Luz, and More
In our weekend reading: Roxane Gay on the new book from Toni Morrison, Titus Andronicus returns, an interview with Nick Kroll, reviews of books from Silvia Moreno-García and Rios de la Luz, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Toni Morrison, Decade’s Best Books, Waxahatchee’s Latest, New Alexis Coe Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: Toni Morrison interviewed in the Times, a look at the decade’s best books, Brandon Stosuy on Waxahatchee, new writing from Alexis Coe, and more.
In our Wednesday afternoon reading: new writing from Toni Morrison, an interview with Nick Kroll, a playlist from Nicole Haroutunian, and much more.
In our Monday morning reading: notes on writing from Toni Morrison, Damon Krukowski on music and copyright, Blake Butler on sound and fiction, and more.