In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Monica Sok’s new book, fiction by Jim Ruland, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Rion Amilcar Scott and Janice Lee, thoughts on 2020’s debuts, and more.
First things first: Rion Amilcar Scott’s collection The World Doesn’t Require You is one of 2019’s very best books. It contains an array of stories that run the gamut from academic satire to subtle reckonings with history and folklore. Want boldly conceptual speculative narratives? You’ll find those in there, too. And the thing is, it all comes together brilliantly. Needless to say, I had a couple of questions for him on how this book came together; and lo, he answered them.
Afternoon Bites: Rion Amilcar Scott, Walter Benjamin Revisited, Marie NDiaye, Daniel Braum Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: Rion Amilcar Scott on great reads, thoughts on books by Walter Benjamin and Marie NDiaye, and more.
Afternoon Bites: National Book Award Winners, Samuel R. Delany Interviewed, Rion Amilcar Scott’s Recommendations, and More
In our afternoon reading: news of the National Book Awards, an interview with Samuel R. Delany, and more.
Morning Bites: Translating “From the Shadows,” Lynda Barry, Rion Amilcar Scott Fiction, Johanna Skibsrud, and More
In our morning reading: an interview on the process of translation, fiction from Rion Amilcar Scott, and more.
Morning Bites: Vasily Grossman, Brian Gresko Nonfiction, Rion Amilcar Scott Interviewed, Elvia Wilk, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on a novel by Vasily Grossman, new writing from Brian Gresko, and more.
Morning Bites: Nell Zink Interviewed, Rion Amilcar Scott, Salman Rushdie’s Latest, Leah Umansky, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Nell Zink, thoughts on Salman Rushdie’s new novel, and more.