In our morning reading: nonfiction by David James Keaton, an interview with Matthew Specktor, and more.
Morning Bites: Matt Bell’s Latest, Salman Rushdie on Storytelling, Dmitry Samarov’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Matt Bell and Rachel Cusk, new writing by Salman Rushdie, and more.
What does April have in store for avid readers? Mind-expanding fiction, incisive nonfiction, and emotionally affecting poetry — and that’s just the beginning. What is perhaps most notable about this month’s intriguing books is how wide a range they cover, from traditional to experimental. Regardless of where your own tastes fall, there’s likely something due out this month that will get your attention. Here’s a look at some of the April books that have piqued ours.
Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Dmitry Samarov’s new book Old Style, described by the author as “[a]n illustrated book set in Chicago bars between 9/11 and The Plague.” Samarov has an excellent sense for place, personality and setting; this book brings together his skills as a writer with those as an artist, telling a host of compelling stories along the way.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Laird Hunt’s new novel, an interview with Zak Salih, and more.
Morning Bites: Angel Bat Dawid, Silvia Moreno-Garcia Interviewed, Meredith Monk, Pete Beatty’s Debut, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Angel Bat Dawid’s new album, an interview with Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and more.
Morning Bites: Wipers Revisited, Dmitry Samarov, Ishmael Reed on Bill Gunn’s Films, Greg Mania, and More
In our morning reading: looking back on a classic album from Wipers, an interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tochi Onyebuchi Interviewed, Corinne Manning, Stefan Grabinski’s Fiction, Roger Eno and Brian Eno, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Tochi Onyebuchi and Corinne Manning, an excerpt from Dmitry Samarov’s new book, and more.