In our morning reading: thoughts on Kate Zambreno’s new book, an interview with Gary Lutz, an excerpt from Sherman Alexie’s memoir, and more.
It’s a new year, and with that new year comes a host of new books. From fiction that might shed a light on ongoing political debates to incisive essays between the relationship between creativity and commerce, there’s something for nearly everyone on our list of books that have gotten our attention for this month. And it’s very likely that you’ll see some of these names pop up again on our anticipated books lists in the year to come–no less that four […]
Afternoon Bites: Mira Jacob Nonfiction, April Ayers Lawson Interviewed, Jac Jemc Fiction, Gary Lutz, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Mira Jacob and Jac Jemc, a look at Kurt Vonnegut’s legacy, and more.
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.
Weekend Bites: Jodorowsky Interviewed, Alexander Chee Talks Clifford Chase, Helen Oyeyemi, Ghost Hunters, and More
This weekend: interviews with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Helen Oyeyemi, and Gary Lutz; Alexander Chee on Clifford Chase’s memoir; ghost hunters; and more.
Afternoon Bites: New Gary Lutz Fiction, Ken Baumann’s Video Game Book, Raquel Cepeda Interviewed, and More
New fiction from Gary Lutz, mashing up Mad Men and The O.C., Nona Willis Aronowitz on Jewish summer camp, the launch of LibraryReads, and more.
“‘Don’t Lie’ zeroes in on an unbearable pressure to get the best possible experience out of life, but that’s a subjective thing. You only live once, sure, but you can’t live every life.” Matthew Perpetua makes the case for the latest from Vampire Weekend. We await the inevitable Life After Life/Modern Vampires think-piece. Artforum at the Frieze Art Fair. Chris Eaton on hockey, fiction, and his new novel Chris Eaton: A Biography. Derek Palacio’s How to Shake the Other Man is coming soon via Nouvella. […]
Charles Bock is starting his own writing workshop, to begin in March. At The L Magazine, Mark Asch chats with Gary Lutz. Susan Tepper interviews Bradford Morrow Numerous music writers told The Awl the song they’d listened to the most in the preceding year. CBS Chicago provides a “Best New Chicago Books” list, and a number of Vol.1 favorites are on it. Vouched is running a contest with chapbooks from xTx and Frank Hinton as prizes. Brandon Graham discusses his creative […]