Weekend Bites: Harry Mathews, New Noveller, Roxane Gay on “River,” Calvino Opera, and More


A very happy birthday to John Le Carré, born on this day in 1931.

Blake Butler takes us through the work of Harry Mathews.

At Bookforum, Roxane Gay reviewed Michael Farris Smith’s novel Rivers.

New music from Noveller? Excellent.

Dwight Garner talked about critical dialogue, podcasts, and more in this interview.

The Los Angeles premiere of an opera based on Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities has occurred.

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