In our morning reading: new writing from Morgan Parker and Jason Diamond, an interview with Adrian Van Young, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Mick Harvey, news of a bookstore in the Bronx, thoughts on spiritualism in literature, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Yaa Gyasi Interviewed, Justin Torres Nonfiction, Janice Lee on Fritters, Karen Russell, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Yaa Gyasi and Karen Russell, nonfiction from Justin Torres and Janice Lee, and much more.
Spiritualism, Trance Speaking, and the “Legacy of the American Confidence Man”: An Interview With Adrian Van Young
We’ve been admirers of Adrian Van Young‘s fiction since we first encountered his debut collection, The Man Who Noticed Everything. This year has seen the release of his first novel, Shadows in Summerland, which was inspired by the real-life history of 19th-century spirit photographer William Mumler. (We ran an excerpt from it last year.) Told via multiple narrators, the novel follows the convergence of the lives of Mumler, trance speaker Fanny Conant, and a young woman named Hannah in Boston […]
Afternoon Bites: Adrian Van Young’s Latest, Brazenhead Books, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Evenson Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Adrian Van Young’s novel, an interview with Brian Evenson, a reading list from Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of Adrian Van Young’s new novel and White Lung’s new album, an interview with Dolan Morgan, and more.
May brings with it a host of noteworthy books that have caught our eye. Some are the latest works from authors who have become favorites over the years; others are structurally bold, socially relevant, or intensely disconcerting. (In some cases, they may be some combination of the above.) It’s going to be a good month for books, whether you’re looking for an illuminating take on music or an unsettling ghost story. Here are some of the books due out in […]
In our weekend reading: interviews with Victor LaValle and Adrian Van Young, new writing from Jenny Zhang, and more.