Modern Lovers, Emma Straub‘s third novel, follows two interwoven families living in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Ditmas Park. Years before, three of them had played together in a cult band, the fourth member of which became wildly famous before her death. As with Straub’s previous novel The Vacationers, this book memorably captures a group dynamic, with plots and subplots that encompass everything from young love to mid-life stagnation to creative rebirth. I talked with Straub about the process of writing […]
Morning Bites: Francine Prose on “The Night of the Hunter,” Amber Sparks, Samuel R. Delany’s Journals, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Amber Sparks and Francine Prose, Emma Straub talks books, and more.
In our afternoon reading: revisiting a Sonic Youth album, Mensah Demary on Kendrick Lamar, two interviews with Emma Straub, and more.
Morning Bites: “Searching For John Hughes” Gets a Cover, Marissa Nadler Interviewed, Translating “Infinite Jest,” and More
In our morning reading: Jason Diamond’s memoir has a cover, new writing from Kaitlyn Greenidge and Matthew Neill Null, thoughts on Emma Straub’s new novel, and more.
Weekend Bites: Emma Straub, Juan Villoro Interviewed, Nikesh Shukla, Recommended Summer Reading, and More
In our weekend reading: checking in with Emma Straub, new writing from Nikesh Shukla, revisiting The Ramones’ history, and more.
May brings with it a host of noteworthy books that have caught our eye. Some are the latest works from authors who have become favorites over the years; others are structurally bold, socially relevant, or intensely disconcerting. (In some cases, they may be some combination of the above.) It’s going to be a good month for books, whether you’re looking for an illuminating take on music or an unsettling ghost story. Here are some of the books due out in […]
Afternoon Bites: Ottessa Moshfegh, Marlon James on 2015, New Emma Straub Writing, Matthew Salesses, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Ottessa Moshfegh and Emma Straub, reviews of books from Matthew Salesses and Michael J. Seidlinger, and more.
Among the books we’re most excited for in 2016 is Modern Lovers, Emma Straub’s forthcoming novel. The cover, from Leah Goren, has just been released, and Entertainment Weekly has a short interview with Straub and Goren about both the novel itself and the process of creating the cover.