Zadie Smith’s On Beauty is getting adapted for film, courtesy of director Kasi Lemmons. Teju Cole: currently making his way through the Tournament of Books brackets; currently writing astute things about direct speech and international politics. Emma Straub is sharing her experiences of the current Magnetic Fields tour with The Paris Review. Harvey Pekar’s final memoir will be titled Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me. Aaron Burch eulogizes the now-shuttered Barnes & Noble where he worked in college. The […]
Bites: Get Crazy About Nabokov, Zadie Smith, Tao Lin’s Stuff, John Irving is Worried, New Magnetic Fields, The Beets at a Museum, and More.
Let’s go crazy about Nabokov! On the Media talks to Ron Rosenbaum of Slate about his conflicted feelings over the publication of The Original of Laura. Aleksandar Hemon is sorta against Laura seeing the light of day. Nabokov specimen covers. Lit. Village Voice on Zadie Smith’s collection of essays, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays. Tao Lin will sell you a bunch of his stuff for a really good price. John Irving is worried about me? I was worried about John […]