In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Lidia Yuknavitch’s new novel, essays by Jami Attenberg and Elizabeth Crane, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Zadie Smith on Dance, Warren Ellis on Breakfast, Carmiel Banasky Interviewed, Monica Youn, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Zadie Smith, interviews with Warren Ellis and Mark Greif, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Scott Adlerberg, Matthew Neill Null’s Latest, David Bazan Interviewed, Shearwater, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Scott Adlerberg and David Bazan, thoughts on books by Matthew Neill Null and Carmiel Banasky, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carmiel Banasky Interviewed, Whit Stillman on Jane Austen, Warren Ellis Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Carmiel Banasky, fiction from Warren Ellis and Diane Williams, and much more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Luc Sante’s latest, interviews with Carmiel Banasky and Jon DeRosa, and more.
“The Politics of Writing Are a Process of Self-Growth and Examination”: An Interview With Carmiel Banasky
Reading The Suicide of Claire Bishop, the first novel by Carmiel Banasky, one can be overwhelmed (in the best possible way) by the themes and narrative strands that it draws together. There are several decades of political unrest and dissent; there’s art; there are heists and plots. It helps that the novel’s two main characters are each extremely compelling: the title character, inspired to change her life after seeing an artist’s unexpected portrait of her; and West, a young man […]
Morning Bites: Mira Jacob, Mairead Case’s Latest, Carmiel Banasky Interviewed, New Deafheaven, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Mira Jacob and Janice Lee, a review of Mairead Case’s new novel, and more.
We’re pleased to have an excerpt up from Carmiel Banasky’s forthcoming novel The Suicide of Claire Bishop, due out next week on Dzanc Books. In a recent interview for The Rumpus, Banasky said that “[m]y novel is equally about madness and the fear of madness. So what that meant was presenting schizophrenia as a relatable experience, without reducing or romanticizing it.” Juxtaposing narratives set in multiple decades with observations on art and obsession, Banasky’s novel covers a number of haunting […]