Say we’re in Ithaca, New York. Or in a bookstore basement in Cleveland, folding metal chairs arranged in a loose semi-circle around an institutional podium. Or even a Chicago Sunday matinee, chairs this time arranged in gunmetal rows. The trappings remain the same. So does the reception, the usual reliable in each town, former zine contributors, people in bands, friends from school. The odd reader who found one of our books and came out.
Morning Bites: Denis Johnson, Eugene Lim on Experimental Fiction, Stacey Tran Poetry, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and More
In our morning reading: a 2002 interview with Denis Johnson, new writing by Eugene Lim and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more.
In our weekend reading: a trailer for the new “Fahrenheit 451” adaptation, Lincoln Michel on literary remixes, and much more.
Morning Bites: Ali Smith, Man Booker Prize Winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates Interviewed, Genevieve Hudson, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by Ali Smith and Precious Okoyomon, an interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tom Petty Remembered, Deirdre Coyle Fiction, Rich Cohen, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, fiction by Deirdre Coyle, and much more.
The books that have gotten our attention for the month of October are a wide-ranging bunch, ranging from eagerly anticipated works from literary titans to bold voices from across the globe appearing in translation. Here’s a look at some of the works that we’re most excited about for the weeks to come.
Morning Bites: Elif Batuman Interviewed, Eugene Lim, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Film, Pasha Malla, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Elif Batuman and Pasha Malla, thoughts on Eugene Lim’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Tony Tulathimutte, Ta-Nehisi Coates Interviewed, Salena Godden, Margaret Eby Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Tony Tulathimutte and Ta-Nehisi Coates, new essays by Salena Godden and Margaret Eby, and more.