Afternoon Bites: Carmen Maria Machado, Mark Haskell Smith’s Playlist, Fatima Farheen Mirza, First Novel Prize, and More


Vulture talked with Carmen Maria Machado, whose collection Her Body and Other Parties is being adapted for television. This week, VQR published short fiction by Machado.

The Long List for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize has been announced.

Mark Haskell Smith assembled a playlist for his new novel Blown.

Bookmarks talked literary criticism with Heather Scott Partington.

The Muse explored Fatima Farheen Mirza’s novel A Place For Us.

Meghan MacLean Weir wrote about books dealing with religion and oppression.

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