In our afternoon reading: an interview with Scaachi Koul, thoughts on Michael Robbins’s new book, and much more.
Welcome to the month of July. Odds are good that your Instagram has a higher-than-usual percentage of images of books read beside water and sand; odds are good that your social media feed abounds with frustration with humidity, public transit delays, and the joys of summer heat. July also brings with it a fascinating assortment of new (and newly translated) books, from thought-provoking fiction to incisive nonfiction. Here’s a look at some of the books that are on our minds […]
Afternoon Bites: Jeff VanderMeer on “Black Mirror,” Fiona Davis Interviewed, D. Foy, Michael Robbins on Pop, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Jeff VanderMeer and Sari Botton, thoughts on D. Foy’s new novel, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Rob Spillman and Carlos Velázquez, new writing from Maria Sherman and Luke B. Goebel, and more.
Morning Bites: Mallory Ortberg Interviewed, “The Penguin Book of Witches,” PJ Harvey Covers Nick Cave, Michael Robbins, and More
This morning: PJ Harvey recorded a Nick Cave cover; interviews with Sheila Heti, Mallory Ortberg, and Michael Robbins; Sarah McCarry on The Penguin Book of Witches, and more.
The first time I interviewed the poet Michael Robbins, he lived in Mississippi; this time, he lives in New York, just several blocks from my apartment. This is not the only difference two years make—since we last spoke, his debut collection Alien vs. Predator has been called one of the best books of 2012 by The New York Times,The Boston Globe, the New York Observer, Slate, The Millions, and, well, us. He has explained metal for Harper’s, and he has written about drones, evangelicals, the New […]
Thoughts on new books from Michael Robbins and Eula Biss, notes on the 5 Under 35 honorees, Will Oldham recommends films, Sarah McCarry talks with the Other People Podcast, and more.
From work by acclaimed poets to novels tracing the collapse of civilization to unlikely studies of history, September will bring a host of highly-anticipated books. In a new monthly feature, we’re previewing some of the books we’re most excited about, including work from Saeed Jones, Emily St. John Mandel, Michael Robbins, Merritt Tierce, John Darnielle, Eimear McBride, and more.