In our afternoon reading: interviews with Renata Adler, Fred Thomas, and Sarah Manguso; a preview of Lauren Groff’s next novel; Rick Perlstein on intellectuals’ ideological shifts; La Luz’s next album; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Manguso Interviewed, Amanda Petrusich on Courtney Barnett, New Steve Himmer Writing, Nick Cave, and More
In our afternoon reading: Chelsea Hodson interviewed Sarah Manguso, new writing is on the way from Nick Cave, Lindsey Zoladz on the new album from Kendrick Lamar, and much more.
The books that we’re most excited for this month are a wildly varied bunch, ranging from work that pushes the boundaries of memoir to a collection of novellas from one of our favorite contemporary authors. Incisive satire, blistering experimental fiction, and journeys into literary history: this March has something for virtually all literary tastes. Read on for some of the highlights of the month to come.
In this week’s column, I look at short books from Sarah Manguso, Matthew Dickman, Forrest Gander, and Simon Jacobs.
Philip Levine give his last lecture as poet laureate. Sarah Manguso talks to The Rumpus. Chloe Caldwell talks to Brad Listi on the Other People podcast. Maura Johnston reviews T.M. Wolf’s Sound. Two new Animal Collective songs. Hillary isn’t running in 2016. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Philip Roth’s Birthday, Sarah Manguso, Emma Straub At The Museum, Presidential Brackets, And More
Philip Roth was born on this day in 1933. Sarah Manguso talks to Brad Listi at the Other People podcast. Philip Lopate reviews the collection of John Leonard’s essays, Reading For My Life: Writings, 1958-2008, for the New York Times. Emma Straub goes to the Museum of Natural History for Rookie. At Harpers, Scott Horton asks Masha Gessen six questions. Gessen’s The Man Without a Face is reviewed in this week’s New Yorker . What President Obama’s NCAA brackets say […]
Posted by Jason Diamond Say hello to the trailer for Sarah Manguso’s The Guardians (Farrar, Straus and Giroux ). Please become familiar with it, as you will probably be seeing it talked about a lot in the coming weeks, and then again at the end of 2012 when people put it at the top of their best of lists.
The Observer has a profile on Blake Butler. Night two of his marathon reading takes place at WORD, tonight. Guillermo Del Toro admitted that his dream project, a $150 million dollar 3D adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, may never happen. New Directions show off two upcoming books. Sarah Manguso picks Franzen’s Freedom over Teddy Wayne’s Kapitol in the opening round of the Morning News Tournament of Books. The Rumpus talks with Téa Obreht. Sarah Palin […]