In our morning reading: new writing from Lynn Steger Strong, an interview with Mary South, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
Afternoon Bites: Wayne Koestenbaum, Belle & Sebastian’s Latest, David Leo Rice, JG Thirlwell Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Wayne Koestenbaum’s new book, an interview with David Leo Rice, and more.
In our morning reading: essays by Tim Kinsella and Robert Lopez, how coronavirus is affecting writers, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Deb Olin Unferth’s Latest, Michael Cisco, David Leo Rice Interviewed, African Head Charge, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Deb Olin Unferth’s new novel, interviews with Michael Cisco and David Leo Rice, and more.
With the arrival of February, it feels like 2020 is getting into high gear, for better or for worse. A cursory glance at the month’s most anticipated new books could best be described as eclectic: there are experimental and transgressive works here, along with career-spanning tomes and thematically ambitious works of fiction. If this is a harbinger of what the rest of the (literary) year looks like, it’s a good omen.
Morning Bites: Lynda Barry’s Latest, John Crowley, David Leo Rice Interviewed, Mark Nelson, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Lynda Barry and John Crowley, Jeff Jackson and David Leo Rice in conversation, and more.
Weekend Bites: Rachel Cusk, Leland Cheuk Fiction, Kevin Martin’s Recommendations, David Leo Rice, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Rachel Cusk’s new book, stories by Leland Cheuk and David Leo Rice, and more.