Though the specifics vary from novel to novel, Lydia Millet‘s fiction is consistently wide-ranging in its scope and thought-provoking in its details. She’s critiqued the foibles of American society, explored the psychology of unconventional characters, and charted the unexpected ways that history can influence the present. Her latest novel, Sweet Lamb of Heaven, evades easy categorization: it’s about Anna, a young woman fleeing Ned, her amoral politician husband, along with their child; it’s about the group of fellow outsiders with […]
Afternoon Bites: Alexis M. Smith’s Playlist, Lian Hearn, Rosie Schaap Nonfiction, Lydia Millet, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Alexis M. Smith, new nonfiction from Laina Dawes and Rosie Schaap, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lydia Millet Interviewed, Kid Congo Powers’s Latest, Amber Sparks on Craft, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Lydia Millet, thoughts on new albums by Chance the Rapper and Kid Congo Powers, and much more.
In our weekend reading: remembering the music and life of Grant McLennan, thoughts on Lydia Millet’s new novel, a playlist from Geoff Dyer, and more.
Morning Bites: Lydia Millet Interviewed, J. David Osborne, Mairead Case Nonfiction, Greatest Hits Reconsidered, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Lydia Millet, new writing from Mairead Case, this year’s Shirley Jackson Award nominees, and more.
May brings with it a host of noteworthy books that have caught our eye. Some are the latest works from authors who have become favorites over the years; others are structurally bold, socially relevant, or intensely disconcerting. (In some cases, they may be some combination of the above.) It’s going to be a good month for books, whether you’re looking for an illuminating take on music or an unsettling ghost story. Here are some of the books due out in […]
Morning Bites: Don DeLillo’s Latest, Albert Ayler, John Darnielle on Wrestling, Lydia Millet, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of new novels by Don DeLillo and Lydia Millet, John Darnielle on wrestling, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Words After War Interviewed, Mish Way, Lydia Millet’s Latest, Notes on “Loitering,” and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Brandon Willitts of Words After War, new writing from Mish Way, reviews of new books from Lydia Millet and Charles D’Ambrosio, and more.