In our afternoon reading: nonfiction by Lidia Yuknavitch and Jason Diamond, Yahdon Israel in conversation with Jess Row, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Daniel José Older, Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon’s Zine, Justin Taylor, Lauren Groff on Literary Marriages, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction on craft from Daniel José Older, a report from Justin Taylor’s book party, book recommendations from Lauren Groff, and much more.
Jesmyn Ward, Nikky Finney, and Stephen Greenblatt became the only people that will be able to say that they won anything from the NBA in 2011. The Washington Post has a nice Twitter timeline of the National Book Award happenings, and The New York Times has a rundown as well. John Hodgman explains what Occupy Wall Street, Herman Cain, and the musical Cats have in common. Martin Amis talks of Don DeLillo’s “prophetic soul.” (Thanks Gabrielle Gantz for the tip) Ann Beattie talks to […]
Bites: Glenn Beck Likes Books, Daniel Nester, James Wood, Nerdcore, Klosterman on Balloon Boy, Kurt Vile, and More
Over at MobyLives, they talk about Glenn Beck being the new Oprah for a bunch of writers we could really care less about. We wonder to ourselves if this post was just a genius ploy by Melville House to get Beck to notice Shoplifting From American Apparel? Lit. Daniel Nester and Vol. 1 Brooklyn contributor Claire Shefchik make nice after Shefchik reviews his book. We think everything is going to be okay. James Wood talks about Thomas Pynchon’s characters. Conversational […]