In our afternoon reading: new writing from Amber Sparks, revisiting countercultural media from the 1960s, and more.
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the works of Toni Morrison, an interview with Rob Hart, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on Toni Morrison, Jasper Johns Revisited, Daniel Kraus on Writing, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Toni Morrison’s writing, a discussion of Jasper Johns, and more.
Morning Bites: Toni Morrison’s Archives, Laura Lippman Interviewed, Carl Frode Tiller’s Trilogy, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on writers’ archives, exploring Norwegian fiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Elissa Washuta, A. Natasha Joukovsky’s Playlist, Toni Morrison, Lisa Taddeo Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Elissa Washuta, revisiting the works of Toni Morrison, and more.
Morning Bites: David Hollander, Namwali Serpell Interviewed, Marie NDiaye, Toni Morrison Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on David Hollander’s new novel, an interview with Namwali Serpell, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alisson Wood, Morgan Jerkins Interviewed, Toni Morrison’s Legacy, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Alisson Wood and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, thoughts on Toni Morrison’s legacy, and more.
Earlier this year, I interviewed writer Tom Lutz at the Strand. The occasion was the release of his new novel Born Slippy, the story of two men — Frank, a self-taught carpenter, and Dmitry, an ambitious and amoral figure — whose paths cross again and again over the years. What begins as a wry character study slowly becomes a moral thriller along the lines of Graham Greene, making for a thrilling read. Before our event, I spoke with Lutz at a nearby coffee shop about his novel’s genesis, his work with the Los Angeles Review of Books, and more.