In our morning reading: literary awards for Helen McClory and Michael Faber, an interview with Adrian Van Young, notable books from the New York Times, and more.
Morning Bites: Luc Sante on Paris, Claire Vaye Watkins, Jerry Stahl Interviewed, Notable Book Covers, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Luc Sante and Jerry Stahl, a new essay from Claire Vaye Watkins, Margaret Eby on comic Southern fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Richard Hell’s Latest, “Gold Fame Citrus,” Heather O’Neill Fiction, Dan Friel, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on books by Richard Hell and Claire Vaye Watkins, new Dan Friel music, an interview with Kim Leine, and more.
The desert is alive. In Claire Vaye Watkins’s debut novel Gold Fame Citrus, decades of drought in California have drained the life from the Southwest, leaving the lovers Luz and Ray—a former model and a veteran of the “forever war”—to fend for themselves as foragers and squatters in an actress’s abandoned mansion outside Los Angeles. But new life stirs due south in the form of a shifting dune sea, engulfing whole towns, creating its own weather, and drawing thirsty adventurers […]
September brings with it a whole lot of highly-anticipated books. Some are the conclusions to series that are long in the works; others are debuts; still others are insightful looks at literature and history. What follows are some of the books we’re most excited about for the month that’s just begun.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced their 2014 Fellows, and the list abounds with familiar names. The list includes Claire Vaye Watkins, Hari Kunzru, Meghan O’Rourke, and D.T. Max, and many more; you can read the whole thing below.
Morning Bites: Remembering Maggie Estep and Sid Caesar, David Peace’s Soccer Novels, Claire Vaye Watkins Interviewed, and More
This morning: interviews with Rabih Alameddine and Claire Vaye Watkins, tributes to the late Maggie Estep and Sid Caesar, Mark Kozelek’s discography, and more.