In our morning reading: Tom Verlaine’s book tastes, thoughts on Sofia Samatar’s memoir, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Akwaeke Emezi’s Next Book, Belle and Sebastian Interviewed, Misspelled Artists, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on Akwaeke Emezi’s next book, an interview with Matthew Salesses, and more.
Morning Bites: Myriam J. A. Chancy’s Recommendations, Revisiting the Meat Puppets, Matthew Salesses on Craft, and More
In our morning reading: book suggestions from Myriam J. A. Chancy, an interview with Matthew Salesses, and more.
Doubles, Fiction, and the George Costanza Method: An Interview With Matthew Salesses
Since the beginning of 2020, a pair of books by Matthew Salesses have reached bookshelves wherever books are sold. On the surface, they couldn’t be more different. Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear is a distinctive spin on the idea of the fictional double, blending the surrealism inherent in the concept with a harrowing take on contemporary politics. Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshoppingoffers a stunning take on how fiction and writing are taught, and where some of the foundations of the form fall short. I talked with Salesses about the writing of both books and whether they helped to shape one another — and what George Constanza had to do with it all.
Afternoon Bites: Matthew Salesses, British Fantasy Awards, Gil Adamson, Damon Locks’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Matthew Salesses, new music from Damon Locks, and more.
Morning Bites: Matthew Salesses Interviewed, Lauren Oyler, Ellen Datlow on Short Fiction, Georges Perec, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Matthew Salesses, poetry by Georges Perec, and more.
Morning Bites: Bhanu Kapil, Namwali Serpell on Film, David Leo Rice, Matthew Salesses Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: a literary award for Bhanu Kapil, an interview with Matthew Salesses, and more.
Morning Bites: Matthew Salesses on Writing, Lauren Oyler, Kevin Barry Interviewed, Ishmael Reed, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Matthew Salesses’s new book, an interview with Kevin Barry, and more.