Afternoon Bites: Talking Florida with Lindsay Hunter, Zine Newsstands, Interviewing Matt Bell, and More


“I think growing up in Florida gave me my voice, because Florida doesn’t tend to mince words; it shows you its ass pretty quickly and it doesn’t try to help you accept it.” Lindsay Hunter talked about her home state and her new short story collection Don’t Kiss Me at The Short Form.

Jami Attenberg wrote about last night’s Hard Art, DC 1979 reading, the Chicago Bears, and more at the Powell’s blog.

Jenn Pelly on Arizona musical/literary collective Ascetic House’s prison outreach program.

Sarah Weinman wrote about novels by Claire Messud and Elizabeth Silver for The New Republic.

In the “writers we like talking to writers we like” category for today: Jennifer Sky interviewed Matt Bell.

There is now a zine newsstand at the Metropolitan Avenue subway station.

Jonathan Wilson’s “Cutouts,” at The Paris Review.

Hey, it’s a Gilbert Hernandez mixtape.

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