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.
Afternoon Bites: Charles Mingus Revisited, Torrey Peters, Jeff Noon’s Latest, Debra Di Blasi, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a newly-released set of Charles Mingus live recordings, a review of Debra Di Blasi’s memoir, and more.
Morning Bites: Gary Budden, Torrey Peters Interviewed, Mateo Askaripour, Virginia Woolf and Comics, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Gary Budden and Torrey Peters, news of a Stereolab collection, and more.
Weekend Bites: Sarah Moss, Ursula K. Le Guin on a Stamp, Torrey Peters, Simon Reynolds on Music and Masks, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Sarah Moss and Torrey Peters, a new and very literary stamp, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mauro Javier Cárdenas Interviewed, Torrey Peters, Charles Yu Fiction, Iceage, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Mauro Javier Cárdenas, fiction by Charles Yu, and more.