Zachary Thomas Dodson’s ornately-strucutured novel Bats of the Republic is having a good couple of months: most recently, it was named as one of the competitors in this year’s Tournament of Books. And now there’s a new trailer for it, narrated by one Will Oldham. This isn’t Oldham’s first literary collaboration, either: a couple of years ago, he narrated the audiobook version of Rudolph Wurlitzer’s Slow Fade. (If you’re so inclined, you can also see the video for Bonnie ‘Prince’ […]
In our afternoon reading: writings on Silvina Ocampo and Grace Jones, new writing from Susannah Felts, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Matthew Gavin Frank, Meredith Graves on Thanksgiving, Ryan Britt’s Playlist, Gabino Iglesias on “Zero Saints,” and More
In our afternoon reading: Meredith Graves on Thanksgiving, an excerpt from Matthew Gavin Frank’s new book, new writing from Gabino Iglesias, and much more. We’ll be posting lightly for the rest of the week due to the holiday. Regular posting will resume on Sunday.
Afternoon Bites: Translating “Tram 83,” Tracy O’Neill Interviewed, Joanna Newsom’s Latest, Daniel José Older, and More
In our afternoon reading: notes on translation, interviews with Kristin Hersh and Tracy O’Neill, news of a David Lynch memoir, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an essay on Murakami, Oneida covering a This Heat song, an interview with Scott Cheshire, Zachary Thomas Dodson’s novel reviewed, and more.
Afternoon Bites: “Bats of the Republic,” Claudia Rankine Interviewed, Wesley Morris on Identity, Huggy Bear Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Zachary Dodson, new nonfiction from Wesley Morris, interviews with Claudia Rankine and Lee Rourke, and more.
I think it’s safe to say that October is something of a juggernaut, as far as books we’re looking forward to are concerned. The full spectrum is covered: surreal short fiction, expansive works in translation, smart juxtapositions of pop and literary culture, insightful memoirs, and more.
Celebrating “Bats of the Republic” With Zachary Thomas Dodson and Kristen Radtke in Conversation at WORD
Zachary Thomas Dodson‘s novel Bats of the Republic weaves together a pair of narratives, one historical and once science fictional, along with innovative narrative techniques, impressive illustrations, and nestled narrative elements. To celebrate the book’s release, Dodson will be joined by writer and illustrator Kristen Radtke. Both will show examples of their work and will engage in conversation about their projects. Please join us for a night exploring illustration, literature, and innovative storytelling techniques. This event will take place at […]