In our afternoon reading: Eileen Myles on a host of topics, PIlot Viruet on wrestling, an interview with Idra Novey, and more.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle, Danielle Dutton Interviewed, Daniel Clowes’s Latest, Robert Walser, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Victor LaValle and Danielle Dutton, thoughts on books by Daniel Clowes and Robert Walser, and more.
Morning Bites: Danielle Dutton, “An Untamed State” on Film, Surreal Classics, Kevin Maloney Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Danielle Dutton and Kevin Maloney, a film adaptation of a Roxane Gay novel, and more.
Morning Bites: National Book Critics Circle Award Winners, Darryl Pinckney and Zadie Smith, and More
In our morning reading: the National Book Critics Circle Award winners, an interview with Danielle Dutton, crafting a video game inspired by Hamlet, and more.
Morning Bites: Janice Lee, Laurie Penny Fiction, Sofia Samatar on Influences, Danielle Dutton’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Janice Lee and Laurie Penny; interviews with Sofia Samatar, Josh Gondelman, and Michael J. Seidlinger; and much more.
I keep this running tab of favorite books of the year on my laptop, which I assume I’ll share at some point in the future, probably in early December when people say they’re sick of lists that document the best books of the year, but they read them anyway. I won’t give too much away, but I’ll say that early on in this year, memoirs and short story collections are really dominating, and I haven’t been that into novels. I […]
In our afternoon reading: Danielle Dutton interviewed by Kate Zambreno, thoughts on family and memoir, and much more.
Margaret the First, the new novel by Danielle Dutton, is simultaneously an engrossing character study, a window into the intellectual history of a particular place and time, and a chronicle of the evolution of one woman’s responses to the social barriers enacted by her society. Dutton’s protagonist is Margaret Cavendish, a literary figure whose writing has endured to the present day, and whose challenges to the gender expectations of her society continue to inspire. I spoke with Dutton via email […]