In our afternoon reading: exploring a Deesha Philyaw story, the Big Other Book Award winners, and more.
Morning Bites: Margo Jefferson and Leslie Jamison in Conversation, Writers on Identity, Marcy Dermansky on Revision, and More
In our morning reading: Margo Jefferson and Leslie Jamison in conversation, thoughts on MUNA’s new album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Angel Olsen Returns, Margo Jefferson’s Memoir, David Cronenberg on Film, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Angel Olsen’s new record, an interview with David Cronenberg, and more.
Morning Bites: Margo Jefferson’s Memoir, Caryn Rose on Patti Smith, Deesha Philyaw on Ages, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Margo Jefferson and Caryn Rose, an interview with Zachary Lazar, and more.
The Secret History of Naples, Then and Now: An Interview With John Domini
One of the most challenging tasks for any writer is evoking the physicality of life using only words on a page. With his new book The Archeology of a Good Ragù: Discovering Naples, My Father and Myself, John Domini does exactly that. Simultaneously a concise history of Domini’s family, a portrait of contemporary Naples, and an exploration of the region’s food and art, the book seamlessly moves from one topic to the next, memorably evoking a holistic sense of the minutiae of life. Domini and I chatted via email about the long process of writing this book and how it connects to his other works.
Afternoon Bites: Margo Jefferson Interviewed, Guido Morselli, The Body’s Latest, Dawn Raffel, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Margo Jefferson, fiction by Dawn Raffel, and more.
Weekend Bites: Brian Evenson’s Latest, Margo Jefferson Interviewed, Revisiting “Reality Bites,” Gabriel Blackwell Nonfiction, and More
In our weekend reading: reviews of books by Brian Evenson and Josip Novakovich, an interview with Margo Jefferson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alyson Hagy, Dubravka Ugrešić Interviewed, Margo Jefferson, Helen McClory Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Alyson Hagy’s new novel, interviews with Margo Jefferson and Rebecca Traister, and more.