In our afternoon reading: Daryl Gregory on the Southern Gothic, Marie-Helene Bertino on writing the surreal, and more.
Morning Bites: Janice Lee Interviewed, Ignyte Award Winners, Chuck Palahniuk on Serialization, and More
In our morning reading: Janice Lee and Vi Khi Nao in conversation, the Ignyte Award winners, and more.
A Vigorous, Mostly Happy Couple
by Bob Johnson
By the time the raccoons appeared, Mickey had run out of excuses. The apple tree had fallen in a summer storm and he’d left it sprawled across the yard for days, until the masked creatures appeared and began feasting in the rot. They stared toward the house in the daytime and climbed the deck at night to peer in the sliding kitchen door, scaring the bejesus out of Mickey’s wife Kate and the chocolate lab Bosco.
Weekend Bites: Revisiting Karen Tei Yamashita, Lauren Elkin on Transit, Lisa Quigley’s Fiction, and More
In our weekend reading: exploring Karen Tei Yamashita’s bibliography, interviews with Lauren Elkin and Benjamin Percy, and more.
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Jai Chakrabarti, interviews with Bonnie Tsui and Janice Lee, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Rabih Alameddine, memoirs about 1980s NYC life, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Atticus Lish’s new novel, an interview with Colson Whitehead, and more.
Morning Bites: Alexandra Kleeman Interviewed, National Book Awards Nonfiction Longlist, Joy Williams’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Alexandra Kleeman, thoughts on new music from Moor Mother and Sarah Davachi, and more.