In our afternoon reading: new writing by Bud Smith, an interview with Hari Kunzru, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lance Olsen Fiction, Inside “The Midnight Gospel,” Damien Jurado’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Lance Olsen, thoughts on Damien Jurado’s new album, and more.
Weekend Bites: Beth Lisick’s Playlist, William Boyle, Lori Jakiela Interviewed, K. Ferrari, and More
In our weekend reading: a playlist from Beth Lisick, reviews of novels by Lance Olsen and K. Ferrari, and more.
Morning Bites: Emma Copley Eisenberg, Carmen Maria Machado Fiction, Lance Olsen, Jeet Thayil’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Emma Copley Eisenberg and Lance Olsen, new fiction by Carmen Maria Machado, and more.
Weekend Bites: Claude McKay Revisited, Kristen Radtke, Lance Olsen Interviewed, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, and More
In our weekend reading: exploring a newly-published novel by Claude McKay, an interview with Lance Olsen, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Kim Stanley Robinson, reviews of books by Lance Olsen and Claude McKay, and more.
Morning Bites: Lance Olsen, Brandon Taylor Fiction, Ishmael Reed Revisited, Lidia Yuknavitch, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Lance Olsen and Steph Post, new fiction from Brandon Taylor, and more.
Lance Olsen and John Domini Talk About Cities as Fictions, Political Daymares, and Never Being at Home
Lance Olsen and John Domini have followed each other’s work for years, sharing an attraction to the edges of the fictional enterprise, to experiment and risk. Olsen has many works of fiction and non-fiction, and his awards include the Guggenheim. Domini too has published widely, in all genres, and won an NEA Fellowship. Both have spent extended time abroad, Olsen in Germany, Domini in Italy. Not till now, however, did they share new titles with similar core concern— namely, a European city going through a radical change. In Domini’s case, in his novel The Color Inside a Melon, this was contemporary Naples, over a single hectic week. Olsen’s latest, My Red Heaven, considers a June day in Berlin, in 1927.