Jen Fawkes shares a reading list to celebrate MANNEQUIN AND WIFE.
Tags: angela carter, beloved, Chris Adrian, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Clare Beams, Colson Whitehead, Donna Tartt, Evelyn Waugh, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gob's Grief, Jen Fawkes, Mannequin and Wife, Sarah Rose Etter, The Bloody Chamber, The Book of X, The Illness Lesson, The Intuitionist, The Loved One, The Secret History, Toni Morrison, What to Read When
Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!
Tags: Anand Giridharadas, Chang-rae Lee, Chris Adrian, Eavan Boland, Erika Swyler, Gretchen Carvajal, Jason Bayani, Javi Somejo, Joseph Cassara, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Lydia Kiesling, Mae Verano, Michele Filgate, Miriam Toews, Namwali Serpell, Nayomi Munaweera, Nell Freudenberger, Notable San Francisco, Notable SF, Robert Reich, San Francisco, Tim Dee, Tom Dalzell
Here are some books to read that will remind you that there is beauty out there, even if it’s hard-wrought. ...more
Tags: A Moveable Feast, Bluets, Call Me by My Other Name, Chris Adrian, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Death with Interruptions, Donald Trump, Ernest Hemingway, Eula Biss, Exit West, george saunders, Gob's Grief, Jose Saramago, Maggie Nelson, Mohsin Hamid, Neil Gorsuch, Nuclear Option, poetry, Rachel Kushner, reading list, reading recommendations, Supreme Court, syria, the balloonists, The Flamethrowers, Valerie Wetlaufer, What to Read When
Melissa Yancy discusses her debut story collection
Dog Years, using her day job for inspiration, and being “an old curmudgeon at heart.” ...more
Tags: Ann Ryles, Anthony Doerr, Asian American, biological clock, Brit Bennett, California, cancer, childhood, Chris Abani, Chris Adrian, comedy, David Ebershoff, day job, debut collection, Denise Hamilton, diversity, doctors, dog years, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Drue Heinz Prize, family, feminism, fetal surgery, first book, gender roles, health, healthcare, humor, Janet Fitch, Lars Von Trier, Latino literature, Lorrie Moore, los angeles, medical, medicine, melissa yancy, MFA, Michael Connelly, michelle huneven, mortality, motherhood, muscular dystrophy, NEA, NEA grant, Noah Baumbach, parenting, Pasadena, poetry, Richard Russo, San Francisco, short fiction, short stories, the dog years, The Knick, The Mothers, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, The Virgin of Flames, There Will Be Blood, Tin House Writers Workshop, transplant, Walter Mosley, West Coast, White Oleander, writing
Kevin Moffett’s Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events is one of the most delightful collections in recent memory.
Alberto Barrera Tyszka writes powerfully affecting prose and is unlikely to pull any punches, either by design or accident, as he escorts his reader through the nightmare emotional and physical landscapes inhabited by very sick people and the people who love them. ...more
A modern retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chris Adrian’s new novel The Great Night explores love and death at an evening feast in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Park.