Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado‘s debut collection, is a surreal powerhouse of a book. It encompasses everything from a plague that causes women to fade away to the life of a woman living out a horrific folktale to strange reimagining of Law & Order: SVU. Earlier this week, Her Body and Other Parties was announced as one of the titles longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. Earlier this fall, Machado and I conversed about the collection, unlikely […]
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Jackson, Nobel Favorites, Magda Szabó, Jeff VanderMeer Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the works of Shirley Jackson, Alexis Coe and Amelia Gray in conversation, and much more.
Morning Bites: Reimagining “The Lottery,” Kate Lebo Nonfiction, Roxane Gay’s Latest, Eugene Lim, and More
In our morning reading: a retelling of “The Lottery,” thoughts on books by Roxane Gay and Eugene Lim, and more.
Morning Bites: Alana Massey, Shirley Jackson Revisited, Shelly Oria on Craft, Melissa Febos, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Alana Massey and Shelly Oria, fiction by Ben Loory, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Jackson, Sarah Gerard Nonfiction, Vanessa Hua’s Lastest, Eve Babitz, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Shirley Jackson and Eve Babitz, new nonfiction from Sarah Gerard, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on the writings of Shirley Jackson and Gabino Iglesias, book thoughts for 2016, 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.
Afternoon Bites: Shirley Jackson, Kyle Minor Interviewed, Wrigleyville, Tommy Pico on “IRL,” and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Shirley Jackson and Wrigleyville, interviews with Kyle Minor and Tommy Pico, and more.