In our morning reading: thoughts on Gerald Murnane’s new album and Nicole Chung’s new book, an interview with John Wray, and more.
Beginning this week, we’ll be looking back at some of the books that we enjoyed most in 2017. First up: nonfiction. Whether they were providing us with a greater understanding of the world around us, taking us on a deep dive into the mind of their authors, or offering a wry take on everyday life, these books gave us something to savor this year.
Afternoon Bites: Victor LaValle on Richard Matheson, Simeon Marsalis Nonfiction, Valeria Luiselli, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the fiction of Richard Matheson, Nick Antosca on telling horror stories in 2017, and more.
Morning Bites: Valeria Luiselli Interviewed, Lynn Steger Strong Nonfiction, Patti Smith, Genevieve Hudson Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Valeria Luiselli, new writing from Lynn Steger Strong and Genevieve Hudson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Valeria Luiselli Interviewed, Can Xue Fiction, Scott Esposito, Brand New’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Valeria Luiselli, new essays by Scott Esposito and Jeff VanderMeer, and more.
Right about now, the days are long and air conditioners are cranked up high. It’s the middle of the year: the colder months are in sight, and we’re over halfway to whatever surprises 2018 might have in store. It’s also a great time for taking stock of the first six months of 2017 — in our case, that means a look back at some recent books we’ve enjoyed. Thus, here’s a look at ten of the books that most impressed […]
Morning Bites: Valeria Luiselli Interviewed, Jawbreaker, Jim Ruland on Reading Series, Lesley Nneka Arimah, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Valeria Luiselli and Lesley Nneka Arimah, the return of Jawbreaker, and more.
This is what happened when author and essayist Valeria Luiselli asked children in immigration court why they came to the United States: Their answers vary, but they often point to a single pull factor: reunification with a parent or another close relative who migrated to the U.S. years earlier. Other times, the answers point to push factors—the unthinkable circumstances the children are fleeing: extreme violence persecution and coercion by gangs, mental and physical abuse, forced labor, neglect, abandonment. It is […]