In our morning reading: an interview with Lisa Wells, a look at Joy Harjo’s anthology project, and more.
This July, your reading might get weird, with a host of new books dealing with mythical history or bizarre futures. Your reading might get insightful, unlocking a new way of seeing the world or an insight about yourself. Or your reading might be relevatory, prompting you to see or hear something familiar in a brand-new way. Here’s what’s on our reading list for this month.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lars Iyer and Samantha Irby, new writing by Lisa Wells, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sandra Cisneros, Lisa Wells Nonfiction, Mira Jacobs, Revisiting Olga Slavnikova, and More
In our afternoon reading: an award for Sandra Cisneros, new writing from Lisa Wells, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Rodrigo Fresán, Alexander Chee Interviewed, Sheila Heti’s Latest, James Wright, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Rodrigo Fresán and Alexander Chee, a review of Sheila Heti’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: George Saunders, Alan Hollinghurst’s Latest, Elizabeth Acevedo Interviewed, Andrew Durbin, and More
In our afternoon reading: George Sanders recommends books, interviews with Elizabeth Acevedo and Andrew Durbin, and more.
Morning Bites: Record Collectors, An Emma Straub Essay, Marie-Helene Bertino, Noah Cicero Interviewed, and More
Delving deep into record-collecting subcultures, Emma Straub on road trips, new writing from Lisa Wells and Marie-Helene Bertino, the year’s best indie books (so far), talking with Noah Cicero, and more.
Last year, we published an essay from Lisa Wells titled “She’s a Grand Old Flag: A Diary of Small Town America.” Accompanied by the photography of Bobby Abrahamson, Wells minutely detailed aspects of life in a small Oregon town. The larger project from which that was taken has now been released as a book, titled The West Behind Us. As we’re huge admirers of Wells’s writing (and, for that matter, Abrahamson’s photography), I think it’s fair to say that this definitely has our interest […]