In our weekend reading: thoughts on Michelle Tea’s new book, an interview with Linday Lerman, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Lindsay Lerman, thoughts on Zac Smith’s new book, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Sam J. Miller’s new collection, an excerpt from Imogen Binnie’s novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Elif Batuman on “Either/Or,” Lindsay Lerman’s Fiction, Revisiting Hisaye Yamamoto, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Elif Batuman, thoughts on Lindsay Lerman’s new book, and more.
Weekend Bites: Elle Nash Interviewed, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Latest, Kathryn Davis on Literature, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Elle Nash, musical suggestions from Kevin Richard Martin, and more.
LINDSAY LERMAN is a writer, teacher, and translator. Buzzfeed Books called her first novel, I’m From Nowhere (Clash, 2019), “a heartbreaker of a debut.” Aside from co-editing Black Telephone Magazine, she has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
Afternoon Bites: Djuna Barnes, Story Prize Winner, Shopping’s Latest, Erin Khar Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the writings of Djuna Barnes, new work by Lynn Steger Strong, and more.
Hello my name is Zac and I have a book up for pre-order from CLASH Books. About a month ago, like all authors trying to promote a new book via live readings, I started looking into 1) what cool cities I’ll be in/near in the coming months and 2) which cool friends or potential friends live in those cities. And I discovered that 1) I was planning on going to Richmond, VA for Thanksgiving this year and 2) Lindsay Lerman, whose debut novel I’m From Nowhere was just released by CLASH, lives in Richmond. Obviously what followed was a riveting tale of burgeoning friendship and authorial cross-promotion: we read each other’s books, we started planning a reading, Lindsay wrote a strikingly kind blurb for my book, I agreed to write a blurb for her book’s second run, and, of greatest benefit to you, the reader, we found ourselves in a conversation that could, given some more structure and copyediting, culminate in a nice, formal, literary interview. And well looky here, we got ourselves a nice, formal, literary interview. We got ourselves two authors in conversation, talking about things like books and philosophy and ecological disaster and MySpace.com. All the hits. Everything you could ask for.