In our afternoon reading: Elisa Albert on “La Femme de Gilles,” an interview with Alexis M. Smith, thoughts on the year’s best science fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Elisa Albert Nonfiction, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Sara Lippmann Fiction, Scott McClanahan Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Elisa Albert and John Jeremiah Sullivan, an interview with Scott McClanahan, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Merritt Tierce on Elisa Albert, Mitchell S. Jackson on Gordon Lish, Kim Gordon Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: Merritt Tierce on Elisa Albert, Mitchell S. Jackson on Gordon Lish, Jenn Pelly interviews Kin Gordon, thoughts on Mark Doten’s novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Latest, Magda Szabó, Paula Bomer and Elisa Albert, Halle Butler on Writing, and More
This Monday morning, we’re reading about Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, Megan Stielstra’s thoughts on the Chicago mayoral race, a Halle Butler writing exercise, Paula Bomer’s interview with Elisa Albert, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Discussing Bhanu Kapil, Lorrie Moore on Miranda July, Laura van den Berg, Wendy C. Ortiz on Michael K. Williams, and More
In this afternoon’s reading: a host of excellent writers discuss the work of Bhanu Kapil, new writing from Laura van den Berg and Wendy C. Ortiz, an interview with Elisa Albert, and more.
Morning Bites: Young Lions, Elisa Albert Interviewed, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, EMA at PS1, and More
In this morning’s reading: interviews with Elisa Albert, Brandi Wells, and Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez; checking in with Pussy Riot and Richard Hell; the Young Lions finalists are announced; and more.
To say that Elisa Albert‘s novel After Birth avoids expectations would be the very definition of an understatement. On the surface, the plot may seem familiar: Ari, the novel’s narrator, is the mother of a small child; she seeks out a onetime musician, Mina, who arrives in the college town where Ari lives in the hopes of friendship. That, as a summary, doesn’t do justice to the sense of disquiet that pervades the novel, nor does it capture Ari’s narrative voice, which […]
Morning Bites: Riot Grrrl and Literature, ALA Award Winners, Mark Doten, “Southern Grammar” Reviewed, and More
In our morning reading: Elisa Albert’s new novel and Riot Grrrl’s literary connection, an excerpt from Mark Doten’s forthcoming novel, thoughts on the new Hiss Golden Messenger EP, and more.