In our morning reading: delving into Namwali Serpell’s new novel, an interview with Torrey Peters, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kate Folk’s Fiction, Torrey Peters on Inspiration, The Weather Station Returns, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Kate Folk’s new book, Torrey Peters on inspiration, and more.
In our afternoon reading: essays by Elissa Washuta and Torrey Peters, recommended solo guitar work, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Nate Lippens, writers on humor, and more.
Morning Bites: Karl Ove Knausgaard on Writing, Yelena Moskovich Interviewed, Nghi Vo’s Next Book, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Karl Ove Knausgaard and Yelena Moskovich, a new book by Nghi Vo, and more.
Visceral Mythology and Transformational Songs: A Conversation With Jeanne Thornton and Alex DiFrancesco
Alex DiFrancesco’s collection Transmutation abounds with moments of intimate revelation and transforming bodies. Jeanne Thornton’s novel Summer Fun draws inspiration from a legendary rock band and takes it to a wholly unexpected place. Both books are among the best I’ve read this year, and I chatted with both authors over Zoom one summer evening. The conversation covered a wide range of subjects — from pandemic coping mechanisms to the music of Tom Waits — and an edited version follows.
Afternoon Bites: Chris Stuck, Torrey Peters Interviewed, Jenny Erpenbeck, Six Organs of Admittance’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Chris Stuck, thoughts on the new Six Organs of Admittance album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Brandon Taylor’s Latest, Amit Chaudhuri Interviewed, Amber Sparks Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Brandon Taylor’s new collection, an interview with Torrey Peters, and more.