In our morning reading: Victor LaValle on his research process, interviews with Sarah Gerard and This Heat, and more.
Visceral, haunting, and immersive, Tracy O’Neill‘s novel The Hopeful was one of the most impressive debut novels I read this year. Alivopro, the novel’s protagonist, is a competitive figure skater grappling with both a potentially career-ending injury and her own family’s slow unraveling. (Also of note: we also published one of O’Neill’s short stories in 2013.) It’s an illuminating, gripping novel, and I talked with O’Neill about it earlier this month.
Afternoon Bites: Translating “Tram 83,” Tracy O’Neill Interviewed, Joanna Newsom’s Latest, Daniel José Older, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on translation, interviews with Kristin Hersh and Tracy O’Neill, news of a David Lynch memoir, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Tracy O’Neill, a Dean Wareham tour diary, a playlist from Ayize Jama-Everett, thoughts on the new season of True Detective, and more.
The month of June brings with it a widely varied host of literature. If you’re in the mood for literary fiction from some of the most adept practitioners of it, you’re going to be pretty well taken care of. Perhaps you’re searching for work from a cult writer that’s only recently re-entered the spotlight? Some of these books fall into this category as well. From surreal, disorienting fiction to explorations of spaces familiar and historic, these books offer plenty for […]
Afternoon Bites: Atticus Lish, Margaret Lazarus Dean’s Playlist, Black Mountain, Tracy O’Neill Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Atticus Lish, Jeff Jackson recommends films and books, the overlap between literature and art, a playlist from Margaret Lazarus Dean, and more.