In our weekend reading: thoughts on Kamel Daoud’s new novel, revisiting books by Gay Talese and Octavia E. Butler, and more.
Weekend Bites: Revisiting “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” Saeed Jones Interviewed, T. Geronimo Johnson, and More
In our weekend reading: Gay Talese revisits “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” an interview with Saeed Jones, Charlie Jane Anders on “Macbeth,” and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mark Doten Interviewed, Luc Sante on Basquiat, Replacements Collection, Parul Sehgal on Nonfiction, and More
In our Friday afternoon reading: an interview with Mark Doten, new Amelia Gray fiction, Parul Sehgal on recent nonfiction, Gay Talese on Selma, the announcement of the Lambda Literary Award finalists, and more.
Morning Bites: Salter on Matthiessen, 2014 Pulitzer Prizes, Gay Talese Interviewed, Robin Black, and More
James Salter on Peter Matthiessen, Gay Talese talks with Rachel Syme, thoughts on Owls’ new album, and more.
Today We Celebrate Gay Talese and His Suits
When I read things like Gay Talese’s 2009 Art of Nonfiction interview with Katie Roiphe for The Paris Review, I find yet another reason to say that Gay Talese does it right.
Any Gay Talese video will make you want to be a better person
“A flunky was what I was.”
Morning Bites: Plagiarizing Zadie Smith, Gay Talese’s Backseat, Girl Crush Zine, Henry Rollins, and more
Did a Turkish writer rip off Zadie Smith? Also, Sesame Street characters will not get married, Girl Crush Zine, and much more.
Literary Trading Cards: Mailer, Royko, Parker and Hunter S. Share a Drink
We liked hearing Gay Talese talk about all the drinking and partying that used to go on at The New York Times, that this week’s literary trading card is dedicated to four of our favorite writers who probably spent as much time with their bartender as they did their editor. From left to right: Dorothy Parker, Mike Royko, Hunter S. Thompson, Norman Mailer. Want a copy? Buy it here. (All art by Margarita Korol)