In our morning reading: an excerpt from Elle Nash’s novel, nonfiction by Chris Abani and Sarah Weinman, and more.
Morning Bites: John Edgar Wideman’s Latest, Wislawa Szymborska Revisited, Tomi Adeyemi, Rodrigo Fresán and Genre, and More
In our morning reading: reviews of books by John Edgar Wideman and Richard Powers, this year’s Young Lions are announced, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eula Biss, Revisiting Miles Davis, Geoff Rickly on Richard Powers, J. David Osborne Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Eula Biss, revisiting two mid-70s Miles Davis albums, J. David Osborne talks publishing, catching up with Atticus Lish, and more.
I spent a lot of time last week involved in events that related to the Brooklyn Book Festival: talking with Luke B. Goebel, watching excellent readings by the likes of Dmitry Samarov and Megan Stielstra, and hearing a deeply reworked version of Karl Ove Knausgård’s opus. In the midst of all of this came the announcement of the National Book Award fiction longlist, several of which I had already been meaning to read. I’ll be wrangling with two of these books […]