WILL JOHNSON is a musician and songwriter who has played in the bands Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Marie/Lepanto, Overseas, New Multitudes, and Monsters of Folk. He also releases records under his own name, and makes paintings centering on the subject of baseball and its history. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction, and If or When I Call is his first novel. He was born in Kennett, Missouri, and currently lives in Austin, Texas.
In our morning reading: new writing by Brandon Taylor, the Nebula Award finalists, and more.
We’re pleased to present an excerpt from If or When I Call, the new novel from Will Johnson. We’re longtime admirers of Johnson’s work as a musician, including in the groups Centro-Matric and South San Gabriel. With this, his debut novel, Johnson deals with the lives of an estranged couple living in Missouri struggling to raise their teenage son.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Nadia Owusu’s memoir, an interview with George Saunders, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Robert Jones Jr., thoughts on Anna North’s new novel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Eugene Lim and Mark Mothersbaugh, new music from Chastity Belt, and more.