In our morning reading: reviews of books by César Aira and Elif Shafak, an interview with Megan Cummins, and more.
César Aira’s Artforum is a love letter to the homonymous magazine in which the author explores and exposes his obsessive relationship to the publication and his travails to find copies of it in the wild in Argentina. However, it’s much more than that. Aira is a master of language known for infusing his narratives with as much philosophy as humor, and he does that here in a brilliant series of short essays/stories/journal entries that chronicle his travails to find the magazine.
Afternoon Bites: Laura van den Berg Interviewed, César Aira on Norah Lange, Rachel Yoder Nonfiction, Lynne Tillman and Nell Painter, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Laura van den Berg, thoughts on the writings of Norah Lange, and much more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with César Aira and André Aciman, new nonfiction by Rahawa Haile, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Karolina Waclawiak Interviewed, Joy Williams, Talking César Aira, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Karolina Waclawiak, new poetry from Natalie Eilbert, and more.
Afternoon Bites: New Rachel Kushner Fiction, Lucy K. Shaw Interviewed, “Station Eleven” Excerpt, Music and Surveillance, and More
In our afternoon reading: new fiction from Rachel Kushner, notes on music and surveillance culture, thoughts on César Aira’s fiction, an interview with Lucy K. Shaw, and more.
Morning Bites: Nina MacLaughlin, Nova Ren Suma Interviewed, Veterans Writing, César Aira’s Latest, and More
In our Friday morning reading: notes on new books from Nina MacLaughlin and César Aira, interviews with Nova Ren Suma and Marci Blackman, new writing from xTx, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Kelly Link Interviewed, Patti Smith on César Aira, Warren Ellis on the Future, Hanya Yanagihara, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Kelly Link, Warren Ellis discusses the future, Patti Smith reviews César Aira’s new collection, new nonfiction from Jennifer Gilmore, and more.