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.
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.
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.