“More than a novel, The Ravickians is a kind of curated environment, one built of the culture, language, and architecture of its people…” At The Collagist, Tom DeBeauchamp reviews Renee Gladman’s The Ravickians.
- A week and change after the news of Ed Park’s new gig was revealed, The Towering Irrelevance makes what is perhaps the most astute observation of all.
- The Book Bench chats with Barbara Epler of New Directions. The subject? Roberto Bolaño.
- Book Riot makes with some commentary on this year’s Tournament of Books lineup.
- Dennis Cooper: his novel The Marble Swarm reviewed — in comics form!
- Dennis Cooper: endorsing Frank Hinton, xTx, and Richard Chiem!
- Dennis Cooper: has nothing to do with the television show Justified, which this Tara Ariano essay is about.