In our afternoon reading: dystopian recommendations from Lincoln Michel, an interview with Dennis Cooper, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Blake Middleton Interviewed, Revisiting Mike Disfarmer, Turnstile Returns, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Blake Middleton, new writing by Troy James Weaver, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Troy James Weaver, Rivka Galchen’s Latest, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Literary NFTs, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Troy James Weaver, literary NFTs, and more.
TROY JAMES WEAVER is the author of Visions (Broken River, 2015), Witchita Stories (Future Tense, 2015), Marigold (King Shot, 2016), Temporal (Disorder Press, 2018), and Selected Stories (Apocalypse Party, 2020). He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and dogs.
Afternoon Bites: Troy James Weaver, Windham Campbell Literary Prize, Michael Azzerad Interviewed, Glenn O’Brien, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Troy James Weaver, thoughts on Hilary Leichter’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Troy James Weaver Interviewed, PEN Award Finalists, Story Prize Longlist, Kyle Chayka, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Troy James Weaver and Kyle Chayka, PEN Award finalists, and more.
A Troy James Weaver story reminds me of when I want to eat at a Waffle House, by myself. Or go to DisneyLand, but just to walk around. He depicts the awareness of being alone in a crowded space better than any writer I know. Of the calculated, precise sentences of Édouard Levé or Gary Lutz, but with a humble radiance that seems ready to explode in a vicious hellfire at any moment, Selected Stories is the collection you run looking for because you left it in the corner booth at the 24-hr. diner just before the apocalypse.
Besides the promise of cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, and sweaters on the rise, what does October have to offer? If you’re looking for new books to read, the answer is “plenty.” This month brings with it candid and harrowing memoirs, stunning short fiction, and expansive novels — a fantastic array of literary work to carry you into the autumn. Here’s a look at some of our most-anticipated books for the month.