In our afternoon reading: revisiting a lost classic by Louis Guilloux, Jason Diamond on the appeal of Vintage Contemporaries, and more.
Morning Bites: Jennifer Egan, Chelsea Martin Interviewed, Upper Wilds, Scott McClanahan’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Jennifer Egan and Scott McClanahan, new writing from Rahawa Haile, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Tommy Pico and Kevin Nguyen, Electric Literature talked with James Hannaham and Jennifer Egan, turning Calvino’s fiction into opera, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Penelope Fitzgerald, Writers on Re-Reading, Jenny Slate Interviewed, Stevie Wonder at MSG, and More
Alexander Chee on Penelope Fitzgerald, writers on revisiting their own work, notes on Stevie Wonder at MSG, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Hari Kunzru on Ben Lerner, Emily St. John Mandel, IKEA Horror Fiction, Carl Wilson on Ty Segall, and More
Ben Lerner’s latest is reviewed by Hari Kunzru, talking dystopia with Emily St. John Mandel, the musical influence of Scott Miller, Elizabeth Ellen interviews Aaron Burch, and more.
“I realized that writing can change the experience of living in a certain way.” – Emily Keeler of The New Inquiry talks to Sheila Heti. Jennifer Egan talks about tweeting her story, while Jonathan Lethem, Junot Díaz, and Sam Lipsyte talk science fiction at The New Yorker. The latest issue of The Travel Almanac is out. Composer Timothy Andres explains why it can sometimes be hard to write music for other artists. Moonrise Kingdom breaks a record. A whole bunch of films […]
Afternoon Bites: Putney Swope, Jennifer Egan’s New Story, Matt Fraction Loves the Mountain Goats, and More
The Criterion Collection has released a box set of the films of Robert Downey Sr., including the 1969 classic (and Louis C.K. favorite) Putney Swope. That price is a steal. Speaking of steals: the work of women artists from the post-war era is remarkably cheaper than that of their male counterparts. If we can call $10.7 million cheap, that is. Starting tonight, the New Yorker’s fiction department (@NYerFiction) will be tweeting Jennifer Egan’s new story, which apparently contains only 140-character-or-less […]
At Grantland: Downton Abbey vs. The Kardashian’s John Irving, Toni Morrison, and Michael Chabon all have books on The Atlantic’s books to look forward to in 2012 list. Scott McClanahan talks to 3:AM Magazine. On reading Jennifer Egan in Africa. (Not the same as reading Jennifer Egan while listening to “Africa“) Tin House picks their favorite books of 2011. At Salon: Stumbling upon a treasure trove of Yiddish theatre posters. One person isn’t as excited about forthcoming album by The […]