In our afternoon reading: interviews with Nayomi Munaweera, Michael J. Seidlinger, and Jarett Kobek; new writing from Brian Evenson; and much more.
Morning Bites: Sunil Yapa, Anticipated Nonfiction, Finnish Writers, China Miéville, and More
In our morning reading: checking in with Sunil Yapa, new writing from A. Igoni Barrett, a new short novel from China Miéville, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Drive Like Jehu, China Miéville’s Latest, Noy Holland, Sean H. Doyle Talks Shoes, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Drive Like Jehu, Ryan Britt on the history of James Bond, checking in with The Scofield, Sean H. Doyle on shoes, and more.
Where Chamber Music Meets Miéville
Qasim Naqvi is one-third of the compelling, often experimental Brooklyn trio Dawn of Midi. He’s also a composer in his own right. Next month, NNA Tapes will release “Preamble”, a collection of new compositions written by Naqvi and performed by The Contemporary Music Ensemble of NYU. There’s also a literary connection, which may well interest those who like their music and their fiction unpredictable and unconventional.
Notes on Fictional Cities Forbidden and Strange
For some readers, there’s a romance to reading about cities or countries that never were, or have vanished, or exist only in the most conceptual way. Not far from my desk is Lonely Planet’s guide to micronations, which features profiles of theoretically sovereign states ranging from Sealand to British West Florida. The title of the first collection of the G. Willow Wilson-written comic book Air neatly summarizes the romance of geography disappeared and nonexistent: Letters From Lost Countries. If you […]
Afternoon Bites: John Wray on Nick Cave, Kate Zambreno Interviewed, New China Mieville, Essential Sun Ra, and More
For your holiday weekend reading: John Wray profiled Nick Cave for the Times, a new web issue of Gigantic is now out, new fiction from China Miéville, an interview with Kate Zambreno, writing from Chelsea Hodson and Alexandra Molotkow, and more. We’ll return on Monday.
Afternoon Bites: J.G. Ballard Tributes, Protomartyr, New Bonnie Jo Campbell Fiction, Rachel Zucker Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: a host of J.G. Ballard tributes, when Patrick Hamilton inspires punk rock, new fiction from Bonnie Jo Campbell, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Miéville on Monsters, Anchorage Rock City, “Happy Baby” Kickstarter, and More
Stephen Elliott has started a Kickstarter campaign for a film adaptation of his novel Happy Baby. Jami Attenberg shares her election night experience with Esquire. China Miéville would like to talk with you about monsters. The 2013 World Book Night titles have been announced. Jeff Weiss on Anchorage’s music scene. Pitchfork has a new song up from Hilly Eye, the noise-rock duo of which Amy Klein is a member. Tom Perotta is a Hobart fan. Porter Square Books’ Josh Cook: interviewed. Follow Vol. 1 […]