In our morning reading: thoughts on Kamel Daoud’s fiction, new writing by John Domini, and more.
Weekend Bites: Michiko Kakutani Interviewed, Keith Gessen, Alissa Nutting Fiction, This Is Not This Heat, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Michiko Kakutani and This Is Not This Heat, fiction by Alissa Nutting, and more.
Morning Bites: Keith Gessen, Shirley Jackson Award Winners, Yayoi Kusama, Literary Finland, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Keith Gessen, notes on the art of Yayoi Kusama, and much more.
Morning Bites: Jordy Rosenberg, Keith Gessen Interviewed, Lynne Tillman’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Jordy Rosenberg’s new novel, an essay by Helena Fitzgerald, and much more.
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s July 2018 Book Preview
Cue July; cue the heat. Maybe your preferred method for dealing with high temperatures and the ever-present sun is to hole up somewhere with abundant air conditioning; perhaps you’re opting for the beach or a park, the better to savor the distinctive weather of the season. Either way, they’re spaces that lend themselves to reading, and we have some recommendations the month that looms ahead, from musical histories to unsettling fiction in translation.
Afternoon Bites: May-Lan Tan Interviewed, Keith Gessen on Amazon, Alex Ross Perry on “Listen Up Philip,” “The Basement Tapes,” and More
A look at The Basement Tapes Complete; interviews with May-Lan Tan, Brenna Ehrlich, and Alex Ross Perry; Sarah Gerard on crowdfunding her book tour; Keith Gessen talks Amazon; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eno and Television, Keith Gessen on Russia, Judge John Darnielle, Gothenberg Pop, and More
This afternoon: a deeper look at Television’s Brian Eno-recorded demos, new writing from Sasha Fletcher, John Darnielle makes with the book-judging, Keith Gessen on Russia’s recent history, Casey N. Cep on unplugging, and much more.
#tobyreads: Journeys into Technique, Journeys into the Weird
So I read MFA vs. NYC this week. I’d encountered a couple of the essays in it earlier–some in the pages of N+1; others at readings or excerpted elsewhere. And as collections of work go, it comes highly recommended: it’s an accurate summation of the debates around writing and the studying of it as you’re likely to find. Though looking to it for defined answers might be more difficult: the anthology offers up a host of points of view, each of which […]