In our afternoon reading: nonfiction by T Kira Madden, thoughts on new work from Sunwatchers and Édouard Louis, and more.
Rikki Ducornet is a national treasure. She has birthed over twenty-three books, illustrated, taught, edited, and contributed greatly to the direction of contemporary American fiction. Brightfellow, her latest book on Coffee House Press, has been touted as her most accessible novel. Many novice readers struggle with Ducornet’s unbridled imagination (the whirling of the universe with all of its microcosms on the tip of a pin) Though I don’t find her work to be necessarily inaccessible, they certainly require an active […]
Afternoon Bites: Notes on Judee Sill, Wendy C. Ortiz Interviewed, Rikki Ducornet Playlist, Dolan Morgan, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Judee Sill; interviews with Jazmine Hughes, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Dolan Morgan; a Rikki Ducornet playlist; and more.
And then, it was a new year. For us, January’s most anticipated books provide a cross-section of what we love about literature, from histories that provide a fresh angle on certain subjects to fiction that pushes the boundaries of prose to work that takes us to new places–sometimes literally. Here are ten January books that have caught our eye.
In our Monday morning reading: talking books with Nell Zink, Greil Marcus on Viv Albertine’s memoir, The Millions previews literary 2015, fiction from Lincoln Michel, and more.