In our morning reading: Alexander Chee on Elena Ferrante, thoughts on Wendy C. Ortiz’s new book, an interview with Junot Diaz, and more.
Weekend Bites: Garth Greenwell, Brian Evenson Fiction, Ferrante’s Translator, Writers on David Bowie, and More
In our weekend reading: a look at Garth Greenwell’s new novel, new fiction from Brian Evenson, authors remember David Bowie, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Matthew Salesses and Jen Doll, news of forthcoming 33 1/3s, recommendations for Ferrante readers, and more.
In our morning reading: the Naples of Elena Ferrante’s novels, an interview with Laurie Anderson, nonfiction from Rosie Schaap, and much more.
September brings with it a whole lot of highly-anticipated books. Some are the conclusions to series that are long in the works; others are debuts; still others are insightful looks at literature and history. What follows are some of the books we’re most excited about for the month that’s just begun.
Afternoon Bites: Elena Ferrante, Sean H. Doyle Interviewed, Artaud’s Legacy, Austin Grossman, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Elena Ferrante and Sean H. Doyle, n + 1 on NYHC, an adaptation of a Sheila Heti short story, and more.
Death and Daydreams by Jane Liddle In Elena Ferrante’s third novel in her Neapolitan series, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the narrator, Elanu, states that she wishes her longtime best friend Lila would die. “I felt that I would never free myself from that inferiority, and that seemed to me intolerable. I wish—and I couldn’t keep the wish at bay . . . that she really was ill and would die.” It’s an unflattering revelation, one that I […]
Afternoon Bites: Scott Cheshire Essay, Emma Straub on Nashville, Megan Stielstra Interviewed, Nina McConigley Fiction, and More
New writing from Emma Straub and Scott Cheshire, an interview with Megan Stielstra, a story from Nina McConigley, musicians talk stagediving, and more.