In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Marie NDiaye’s newly-translated novel, new nonfiction by Brandon Taylor and Colin Dickey, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting Jean Stein, Literary Debutantes, Early Riser Interviewed, William Gibson, and More
In our afternoon reading: Paula Mejia on the writings of Jean Stein, a report from the One Story Debutante Ball, and much more.
In our morning reading: Morgan Parker talked with Amanda Petrusich, new writing from Sarah Gerard, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on J. D. Wilkes’s novel, nonfiction by Colin Dickey, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Nnedi Okorafor on “Parable of the Sower,” Kris D’Agostino, Why Thornton Wilder Matters, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the continuing political relevance of works by Octavia E. Butler and Thornton Wilder, thoughts on Joan Didion’s latest, and more.
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
Afternoon Bites: Elisa Albert Nonfiction, Alexis M. Smith Interviewed, Michael J. Seidlinger, and More
In our afternoon reading: Elisa Albert on “La Femme de Gilles,” an interview with Alexis M. Smith, thoughts on the year’s best science fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Claudia Rankine, Marcy Dermansky Interviewed, Colin Dickey Nonfiction, Hardcore and Sports, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Claudia Rankine and Michael J. Seidlinger, Maria Sherman on hardcore’s relationship with sports, and much more.