In our weekend reading: thoughts on Amber Sparks’s forthcoming collection, interviews with Bernardine Evaristo and Jonathan Lethem, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
Afternoon Bites: Qurratulain Hyder, Janice Lee on Writing, Nicholas Mancusi, Leonard Cohen’s Cocktail, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the fiction of Qurratulain Hyder, revisiting Leonard Cohen’s cocktail recipe, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ryan Chapman Excerpted, Masande Ntshanga’s Latest, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Lydia Fitzpatrick Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Ryan Chapman’s novel, an interview with Lydia Fitzpatrick, and more.
Morning Bites: Kim Sagwa Interviewed, Literary Haunted Houses, John Wray Nonfiction, Dan Fox, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Kim Sagwa, new writing by John Wray and Dan Fox, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Wolfgang Hilbig, Man Booker Long List, Sarah Davachi’s Latest, Sara Driver, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a newly-translated book by Wolfgang Hilbig, an interview with Sara Driver, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mariana Enriquez Interviewed, Joy Williams Revisited, Porochista Khakpour, Deafheaven’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Mariana Enriquez, reviews of books by Porochista Khakpour and Joy Williams, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Elle Nash, delving into the life and work of Gerald Murnane, and more.