In our morning reading: thoughts on the music of Low, news of a new book by Samuel Ligon, and much more.
Morning Bites: Leesa Cross-Smith on Work, Kiini Ibura Salaam’s Latest, Samuel Ligon, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Leesa Cross-Smith, talking indie bookstores with Emma Straub, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Jackson, Stephen King and Pop Culture, Esmé Weijun Wang Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: a look at the writings of Shirley Jackson, the influence of Stephen King on pop culture, new nonfiction from Esmé Weijun Wang and Michael Chabon, and more.
Weekend Bites: “The Fire This Time” Reviewed, Tracy O’Neill Nonfiction, William Gass’s Sentences, Samuel Ligon, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on a new Jesmyn Ward-edited anthology, new nonfiction from Tracy O’Neill, an interview with Nathan Ballingrud, and more.
“…And They Were Guard Donkeys”: An Interview With Samuel Ligon, Part Two
In the first part of our interview with Samuel Ligon, we discussed the connections between his two new books, the collection Wonderland and the novel Among the Dead and Dreaming. For part two, we ended up delving into the creation of the collection more–specifically, the role of artist Stephen Knezovich and Ligon’s collaborative relationship with him. Also up for discussion: Ligon’s recent interest in nonfiction, a short film adapting several of the stories in Wonderland, and a fateful encounter with […]
“It Felt Like An Escape”: An Interview With Samuel Ligon, Part One
This year brings with it two new books from author Samuel Ligon: the novel Among the Dead and Dreaming and the collection Wonderland. The former is a brilliantly jarring novel of revenge and the aftermath of violence, told through a series of voices; the latter is an often-surreal collection of short stories about love and relationships. He’s also one of the writers behind Pie and Whiskey–described as, “we bake 25 pies, we get two cases of whiskey, and we make […]
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle Interviewed, Samuel Ligon Fiction, Great True Crime Books, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Victor LaValle, new writing from Sarah Seltzer and Morgan Jerkins, and much more.