In our afternoon reading: Jeff Jackson on Raymond Roussel, interviews with Robert Lopez and Gabino Iglesias, and more.
Morning Bites: Anne-Marie Kinney Fiction, Carolee Schneemann Remembered, Laird Barron, William Boyle Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: fiction from Anne-Marie Kinney, an interview with William Boyle, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Helen Oyeyemi Interviewed, Nikesh Shukla, William Boyle’s Latest, William Basinski, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Helen Oyeyemi and Nikesh Shukla, new writing by Jessie Chaffee, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting John Williams, Team Dresch, Mark Hollis Remembered, Kiese Laymon, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of novels by John Williams and Ryan Chapman, notable Afro-Caribbean writers, and more.
Weekend Bites: Devi S. Laskar, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Samanta Schweblin’s Latest, King Midas Sound, and More
In our weekend reading: reviews of books by Devi S. Laskar and Samanta Schweblin, an interview with Gabino Iglesias, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Joseph Scapellato, Morgan Parker Interviewed, Miriam Toews, Wendy C. Ortiz and Fiona Helmsley, and More
In our afternoon reading: exploring the fiction of Joseph Scapellato, an interview with Morgan Parker, and more.
Coyote Songs, the latest novel from Gabino Iglesias, covers a bold stylistic range, from tautly realistic characters living desperate lives to head-spinning forays into body horror. To call it “unsettling” would miss the mark somewhat: this is fiction that isn’t intended to leave a reader settled. It’s also a significant stylistic departure from his previous novel, the searing noir that was Zero Saints. I spoke with Iglesias about the process of finding a structure for this book, the role of religion in his work, and how bodies factor into his fiction.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle and Marlon James, Sylvia Plath’s Lost Novels, Jamila Woods’s New Album, Michael Chapman, and More
In our morning reading: Victor LaValle and Marlon James in conversation, a review of Kelby Losack’s new novel, and more.