In our morning reading: interviews with Jan Morris and Kait Heacock, thoughts on books by Alex Lemon and Carmen Maria Machado, and more.
Morning Bites: Kazuo Ishiguro on “The Remains of the Day,” Jan Morris’s Favorite Books, Nell Zink, Jeff VanderMeer’s Favorite Reads, and More
In our morning reading: notes on writing from Kazuo Ishiguro, book recommendations from Jan Morris and Jeff VanderMeer, Edan Wilber on the end of Death by Audio, and more.
For some readers, there’s a romance to reading about cities or countries that never were, or have vanished, or exist only in the most conceptual way. Not far from my desk is Lonely Planet’s guide to micronations, which features profiles of theoretically sovereign states ranging from Sealand to British West Florida. The title of the first collection of the G. Willow Wilson-written comic book Air neatly summarizes the romance of geography disappeared and nonexistent: Letters From Lost Countries. If you […]