In our morning reading: revisiting the music of Gill Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, thoughts on collections by Carmen Maria Machado and Denis Johnson, and more.
In our morning reading: new fiction by Bill Cheng, a review of Denis Johnson’s new collection, and more.
In the past couple years, there have been quite a few works published just months within the deaths of their authors. In addition to Jenny Diski’s In Gratitude, W. P. Kinsella’s Russian Dolls, Umberto Eco’s Numero Zero, and C. D. Wright’s The Poet, The Lion . . ., Canongate has announced a new collection of Leonard Cohen poems entitled Flame to be released later this year. Many of these works discuss death or old age directly, while in others, the […]
Well, it’s the start of a new year. Ostensibly, it’s a time for resolutions, for carefully mapping out goals and milemarkers for the months to come. It’s also, as we write these words, brutally cold, and thus the perfect time to find somewhere warm and sit down with a good book. Thankfully, January has plenty of excellent-looking ones due out that should get you through this cold spell, and the cold spells still to come.
Weekend Bites: Emma Straub, Why Reading Matters, Writers on Denis Johnson, Michael J. Seidlinger Nonfiction, and More
In our weekend reading: Emma Straub on food and books, writers on Denis Johnson, fiction by Sara Nović, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on writing, tributes to Denis Johnson, new music from Waxahatchee, and much more.
Morning Bites: Kate Zambreno Nonfiction, Inside Unnamed Press, Comics and Economics, Rebecca Solnit, and More
In our morning writing: new writing from Kate Zambreno, a look at Rebecca Solnit’s relevance, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Samantha Irby Interviewed, Monica Youn’s Latest, Matt Bell on Denis Johnson, and More
In our afternoon reading: checking in with Samantha Irby, Matt Bell on the writings of Denis Johnson, and much more.