In our weekend reading: an interview with Durga Chew-Bose, Marlon James and Lisa Lucas in conversation, new stories by Justin Taylor and John Jodzio, and more.
As we careen headlong into the season of spring, the weather is growing warmer, the trees are growing greener, and new books are continuing to make their way into the world. April in particular abounds with essay and short story collections that have caught our eye, from debut works to collected editions that span the arc of a career. This isn’t to say that collections make up the entirety of the list you’re about to read; you’ll also find fiction […]
Reading the right book–or essay, or story, or interview–can help point you in the direction of other notable work, either through deft writing about the work of another writer or through an acknowledged influence or homage. It might go without saying that, after reading What Would Lynne Tillman Do?, Lynne Tillman’s new collection of nonfiction, my to-read list increased exponentially. As did, come to think of it, my to-reread list.
Afternoon Bites: Molly Crabapple Interviewed, Teju Cole, Leonora Carrington’s Writings, Artisanal Pickles, and More
Molly Crabapple talks with Talking Points Memo, Teju Cole on Lagos, Juliet Escoria on writing her first book, a look at the writings of Leonora Carrington, and more.