In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Adrian Matejka’s new book, revisiting the works of Kathy Acker, and more.
Morning Bites: Daphne A. Brooks and Hanif Abdurraqib, Kate Durbin Interviewed, Claire Rousay, Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Daphne A. Brooks and Hanif Abdurraqib in conversation, exploring the music of Claire Rousay, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Diane Cook Interviewed, Joy Harjo, Literary Haunted Houses, Katharine Coldiron, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Diane Cook, new writing by Katharine Coldiron, and more.
Morning Bites: Donna Hemans, Kevin Killian Remembered, Thoughts on “Lockdown,” Ottessa Moshfegh’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Donna Hemans and Katherine Hill, thoughts on the new anthology “Lockdown,” and more.
Morning Bites: Jeffrey Renard Allen, Laird Barron’s Latest, Tochi Onyebuchi, Leland Cheuk Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by Jeffrey Renard Allen and Kamil Ahsan, an interview with Leland Cheuk, and more.
Morning Bites: Uniform and The Body, Inside Taco Bell Quarterly, Yuri Herrera, Nino Cipri’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: when gloriously noisy bands collaborate, thoughts on Yuri Herrera’s fiction, and more.
Turning Music Into Prose: Katharine Coldiron On Her Florence and the Machine-Inspired Novel
Some novels take their cues from history; others, from the author’s own life. For her new novel Ceremonials, Katharine Coldiron opted for a very different muse: in this case, the Florence and the Machine album with the same title. The resulting work is an expansive and constantly-shifting piece of fiction, one in which desire and identity blur together in a world that feels both archetypal and realistic. I spoke with Coldiron about the genesis of her new book and the process of translating music into words.
Afternoon Bites: Marlon James and Tochi Onyebuchi, Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, Michael Zapata Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: Marlon James and Tochi Onyebuchi in conversation, thoughts on Corinne Manning’s new novel, and more.