In our morning reading: reviews of books by Tariq Shah and Jonathan Buckley, new writing by Lee Rourke, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lee Rourke, Mairead Case Nonfiction, Brandon Taylor, Horse Lords’ Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Lee Rourke’s new book, an in-depth exploration of Brandon Taylor’s new collection, and more.
Morning Bites: NBCC Award Winners, Lee Rourke, Big Other at 10, Isaac Fitzgerald, and More
In our morning reading: the winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards, new writing by Isaac Fitzgerald, and more.
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.
Afternoon Bites: Lee Rourke, Philip K. Dick Award Nominees, Cathy Park Hong Interviewed, Moor Mother, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Lee Rourke’s new novel, interviews with Cathy Park Hong and Dmitry Samarov, and more.
“I Deleted All of That Closeness Out”: An Interview With Lee Rourke
Lee Rourke’s new novel Glitch opens with its protagonist returning home to England to deal with a family crisis. En route, his flight encounters a bizarre mechanical failure, segueing into a harrowing sequence of in-flight chaos. That’s only the beginning of an emotionally wrenching period for the novel’s hero, as he wrangles with troubled relationships, the specter of mortality, and a world that no longer works the way it should. Also in there are lyrical forays into memory and a handful of transcendentally-written passages, coming together for an unforgettable read. I talked with Rourke about the novel’s origins and how it relates to his other works via email.
Afternoon Bites: Lee Rourke’s Latest, Ambai, Chaya Bhuvaneswar Interviewed, Lightning Bolt’s New Album, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Lee Rourke and Ambai, an interview with Chaya Bhuvaneswar, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Amber Sparks Fiction, Kirkus Prize Finalists, Lee Rourke Interviewed, Michel Foucault’s Style, and More
In our afternoon reading: fiction from Amber Sparks, an interview with Lee Rourke, and more.