Teddy Wayne’s fifth novel jumps headlong into our current culture wars, while adding a new chapter to a growing list of adjunct lit. We meet Paul, a recently demoted full instructor who must now accept an adjunct position (“More work for less money…Sign me up!”) He’s in the process of writing his magnum opus, The Luddite Manifesto, which aims to collect and catalogue his critiques of modern technological life
In our morning reading: an interview with Tess Gunty, grant application advice, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Teddy Wayne’s new book, an interview with Karen Jennings, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Kristen Millares Young’s new novel, an interview with Adam Wilson, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Louise Erdrich and Teddy Wayne, a new selection of writing edited by William Boyle, and more.
With the arrival of February, it feels like 2020 is getting into high gear, for better or for worse. A cursory glance at the month’s most anticipated new books could best be described as eclectic: there are experimental and transgressive works here, along with career-spanning tomes and thematically ambitious works of fiction. If this is a harbinger of what the rest of the (literary) year looks like, it’s a good omen.
In our afternoon reading: a review of Mark Doten’s new novel, interviews with Valeria Luiselli and Peter Stenson, and more.
It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]