In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Stacey D’Erasmo’s new book, Yan Ge and Jeremy Tiang in conversation, and more.
Weekend Bites: Isaac Fitzgerald on Writing, Émile Zola and Consumerism, Meghan Lamb’s Playlist, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Isaac Fitzgerald, an interview with Meghan Lamb, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Annie Ernaux’s Latest, Nick Kolakowski Excerpted, S.A. Chakraborty’s Trilogy, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the new book by Annie Ernaux, exploring the world of audiobooks, and more.
Class and privilege; morality and identity. These are all themes that have fueled novelists and storytellers over the years. But it’s difficult to think of a novel that’s used them in quite the same combination as Virtue, Hermione Hoby‘s new novel. At its center is a young man named Luca, who works as an intern at a prestigious literary magazine and falls into the orbit of two successful artists, Paula and Jason, who are several years his senior. Hoby’s novel offers a stunning take on recent history and a haunting look at interpersonal connections. I spoke with Hoby via email to learn more about how Virtue came to be.
Morning Bites: Fernanda Melchor, Sara Mesa Interviewed, Sasha Geffen, Annie Ernaux’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Fernanda Melchor and Sasha Geffen, an interview with Sara Mesa, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eve Babitz Revisited, Annie Ernaux, Folk Horror, Pauline Oliveros Reissued, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Eve Babitz and Annie Ernaux, news of a Pauline Oliveros reissue, and more.