In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Elle Nash’s new novel, when comedians write books, and more.
Given the amount of time that we spend in online spaces, it’s not surprising that many writers have sought to replicate the experience of social networks, text messaging, and shitposting in their prose. Finding a way to do it without stumbling along the way is a little more of a challenge. (There’s an early-2000s novel by one of my favorite writers where the evocation of texting felt so dissonant it took me out of the narrative.) And while many of us have been online for years or decades, it feels like it’s taken literature a little bit of time to catch up.
Afternoon Bites: Vladimir Sorokin’s Fiction, Notable Debut Books, Samanta Schweblin’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Vladimir Sorokin and Aaron Burch, notable debut books, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Erika T. Wurth’s new novel, the language of horror, and more. Happy Halloween!
In our morning reading: thoughts on Imbolo Mbue’s fiction, adapting Edith Wharton, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Elle Nash and Nada Alic, thoughts on Eva Baltasar’s new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Chinelo Okparanta, thoughts on Elle Nash’s new book, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Morgan Talty, an interview with Elle Nash, and more.