The Starfish, or, Why I Didn’t Name My Tumor by Martha Grover My counselor once told me that my tumor, the tiny tumor on my pituitary, was not me. Actually, what she said was, “You are not your tumor, Martha.” She was right, I am not my tumor. But she was also wrong, because the tumor is most certainly me. I decided in that moment that I didn’t like her. That particular therapist is now long gone from my life, […]
Weekend Bites: Michael Andreasen Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer, Doreen St. Felix Interviewed, Julián Herbert, and More
In our weekend reading: excerpts from new books by Michael Andreasen and Julián Herbert, an interview with Jeff VanderMeer, and more.
Morning Bites: Ursula K. Le Guin, Martha Grover Nonfiction, Valerie Hsiung Interviewed, Bud Smith, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Ursula K. Le Guin and Valerie Hsiung, new writing from Martha Grover, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Imbolo Mbue, Martha Grover’s Latest, Sarah Gerard, Edmundo Paz-Soldán Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Imbolo Mbue’s new novel, interviews with Sarah Gerard and Edmundo Paz-Soldán, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexandra Kleeman and Lincoln Michel on Fiction, Laurie Penny Interviewed, Sarah Gerard, and More
In our afternoon reading: Alexandra Kleeman and Lincoln Michel talk fiction, new nonfiction from Sarah Gerard, an interview with Laurie Penny, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lucia Berlin’s Writing Advice, Margaret Wappler Interviewed, Donald Glover, Krys Lee’s Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Lucia Berlin and Margaret Wappler, Alexander Chee on Krys Lee’s debut novel, and more.
A short review of Martha Grover’s “One More for the People.”
Indexing: How much Wodehouse can you take(?), Cannery Row, Lispector, L.A. Review of Books podcast, and much more
A roundup of things consumed by our contributors. Tobias Carroll We’ve got two weeks of reading here. This….might take a while. Though it’s a strange cosmic joke that I made my way through the 850-page novel on the list to follow faster than nearly everything else on it.