In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction by Jami Attenberg, a review of Amber Sparks’s new collection, and more.
With the arrival of February, it feels like 2020 is getting into high gear, for better or for worse. A cursory glance at the month’s most anticipated new books could best be described as eclectic: there are experimental and transgressive works here, along with career-spanning tomes and thematically ambitious works of fiction. If this is a harbinger of what the rest of the (literary) year looks like, it’s a good omen.
Afternoon Bites: Amber Sparks Fiction, Rodrigo Marquez Tizano, Monoculture Thoughts, Laura Jane Grace, and More
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Amber Sparks, musings on the monoculture, and more.
Weekend Bites: Amber Sparks, Harriet Wilson Revisited, Bernardine Evaristo, Jonathan Lethem Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Amber Sparks’s forthcoming collection, interviews with Bernardine Evaristo and Jonathan Lethem, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amber Sparks Fiction, Kirkus Prize Finalists, Lee Rourke Interviewed, Michel Foucault’s Style, and More
In our afternoon reading: fiction from Amber Sparks, an interview with Lee Rourke, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Sarah Rose Etter, fiction from Dolan Morgan, where pizza and horror converge, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
Morning Bites: Lauren Wilkinson, Amber Sparks Fiction, Yukiko Motoya, Max Richter Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: interviewed with Lauren Wilkinson and Max Richter, fiction from Amber Sparks, and more.