The work of Dave Reidy first caught my eye when I read his 2009 collection Captive Audience. The title story, about a reclusive man with an obsessive fondness for stand-up comedy, was memorable both for its insights and its portrayal of isolation and loneliness. His novel The Voiceover Artist further explored questions of solitude and performance: its protagonist is a man who, after many years of self-imposed silence, sets out for a very specific career. (The title is a literal one, in this […]
Morning Bites: Dave Reidy Interviewed, Deep Vellum’s Bookstore, Carlos Labbé, Sara Lippmann Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Dave Reidy, new writing from Sara Lippmann, Nick Moran on Florida lit, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Chelsea Hodson Interviewed, Tom Williams’s Latest, Dave Reidy’s Playlist, Wordstock, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Chelsea Hodson, a review of Tom Williams’s new book, a report from Wordstock, and more.
This month looks to be a decidedly interesting month for books. There’s surreal fiction that carves out its own space in which to thrive, reissues of compelling work from the first half of the 20th century, an unexpected look at science fiction favorites, and a return from one of the best nonfiction writers out there. There’s plenty due out this month to capture a reader’s attention. Here are several of the books that have caught our eye for the month […]
In our weekend reading: Jes Skolnik on goths, an interview with Dave Reidy, a review of Mairead Case’s new novel, and much more.
Bites: Neil Young, Kind of Blue turns fifty, Mad Men officially “darn good”, David Foster Wallace, and more.
By Jason Diamond Neil Young didn’t really enjoy Woodstock it would seem. “It was exactly fifty years ago today to the minute that the first member of the general public tried to use Miles Davis’ jazz classic Kind of Blue to get laid.” (Thanks The Awl) The Millions weighs in on Mad Men, and says it’s “darn good.” The Scowl interviews writer Dave Reidy. Conversational Reading continues on David Foster Wallace. At this point, I’m willing to admit that Colbert […]