In our weekend reading: interviews with Craig Laurance Gidney and Jeremy Robert Johnson, Masatsugu Ono on translation and literature, and more.
Morning Bites: Hanif Abdurraqib, Ilana Masad Fiction, Zaina Arafat, Writers on Restaurants, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by Hanif Abdurraqib and Zaina Arafat, thoughts on the anthology “Final Cuts,” and more.
Afternoon Bites: Emily St. John Mandel, Rodrigo Toscano Interviewed, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Dungen’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Emily St. John Mandel, details of Jeremy Robert Johnson’s next book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Zadie Smith’s Latest, Michelle Cruz Gonzales Interviewed, Jeremy Robert Johnson, John Cage Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of works by Zadie Smith and John Cage, revisiting the life of Nicanor Parra, and more.
With every new book of his, I find myself struggling to come up with new ways of praising Jeremy Robert Johnson. I do it in part because repetitiveness strikes me as lazy, but also because every book of his is wildly different from the previous one. As I’ve mentioned before (see how hard it is to keep it fresh?), Johnson is like Brian Evenson or Stephen Graham Jones in the sense that you never know what you’re going to get […]
Morning Bites: Gabe Hudson, Jeremy Robert Johnson Interviewed, George Saunders, The Van Pelt Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Gabe Hudson’s new novel, an interview with George Saunders, a visit to the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing by Lidia Yuknavitch and Precious Okoyomon, interviews with Sadie Dupuis and Jeremy Robert Johnson, and more.
As we careen headlong into the season of spring, the weather is growing warmer, the trees are growing greener, and new books are continuing to make their way into the world. April in particular abounds with essay and short story collections that have caught our eye, from debut works to collected editions that span the arc of a career. This isn’t to say that collections make up the entirety of the list you’re about to read; you’ll also find fiction […]