In our afternoon reading: an interview with Louise Erdrich, new nonfiction from Hilton Als and Garth Greenwell, and more.
Weekend Bites: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Natalie Eilbert Poetry, Nora Ephron, Experimental Feminist Literature, and More
In our weekend reading: new writing from Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Natalie Eilbert, and Bijan Stephen; Paula Bomer interviewed by Karolina Waclawiak; and much more.
“They cut you open to get at your heart, sounds like a metaphor for something but it’s not” -Juliana Hatfield In the The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante, narrator Olga describes her reaction to her husband of nearly two decades’ abrupt decision to abandon her and their two young children. “I couldn’t calm down. Was it possible that Mario should leave me like this, without warning? It seemed to me incredible that all of a sudden he had […]
In our Monday morning reading: an interview with Chloe Caldwell, new nonfiction from Paula Bomer and Aaron Lake Smith, thoughts on new music from Prince, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Scott McClanahan, Sean H. Doyle Mixtape, Paula Bomer Fiction, Paul Weller’s Favorite Albums, and More
In our afternoon reading: a mixtape from Sean H. Doyle, an interview with Scott McClanahan, new Paula Bomer fiction, a review of Andrea Kneeland’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Latest, Magda Szabó, Paula Bomer and Elisa Albert, Halle Butler on Writing, and More
This Monday morning, we’re reading about Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, Megan Stielstra’s thoughts on the Chicago mayoral race, a Halle Butler writing exercise, Paula Bomer’s interview with Elisa Albert, and more.
In our Thursday morning reading: Paula Bomer on PJ Harvey, changes afoot at the New York Times Magazine, mapping narratives, checking in with Kelly Link, and more.
I felt the need to go back and revisit some of the books on this list I’ve been compiling since January 1st to see how these titles stood up since I spent the first six months of 2014 reading for work, and the second-half mostly for pleasure. What I came away with was the realization that I couldn’t think of another year where new literature brought me so much joy as much as 2014 did. Sure, I was reading a lot […]