Pleasures and possibilities, though, come hard-won in this book. ...more
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Megan Milks shares a reading list to celebrate MARGARET AND THE MISSING BODY.
Tags: A Dream of a Woman, a history of my brief body, A Natural History of Transition, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Apsara Engine, Bestiary, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Bishakh Som, Callum Angus, casey plett, Dodie Bellamy, Everybody: A Book about Freedom, How to Wrestle a Girl, K Ming Chang, Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body, Megan Milks, Olivia Laing, The Letters of Mina Harker, Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, Venita Blackburn, What to Read When
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Adrienne Su, Adrienne Westenfeld, Ae Hee Lee, Alan Chazaro, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, alison bechdel, Amy Freeman, Anakana Schofield, Angela Mi Young Hur, Anjali Enjeti, Arianna Rebolini, Ashley C. Ford, Athena Kildegaard, Benjamin S. Grossberg, Beth Kissileff, Brenda Gazzar, Carl Phillips, Carlos Osoria, Catherine Chung, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Chanel Miller, Cheryl Strayed, Chloe Yelena Miller, Christopher Beha, Clare Rossini, CM Burroughs, Crystal Williams, Dan Chiasson, Dan Lau, danilo machado, Dante Micheaux, David Baker, Dimitri Reyes, Donika Kelly, Douglas Kearney, E.J. Koh, Edward Gunawan, edward hirsch, Elin Hilderbrand, Elisa Gabbert, Elissa Washuta, Emily Banks, Emily Mohn-Slate, Erika Meitner, Fiona Mozley, Forrest Gander, Francisco Aragón, Georgia Clark, Gina Nutt, Heid E. Erdrich, Helen Oyeyemi, Hoa Nguyen, Jarvis R. Givens, Jasmine Gibson, Jenn Givhan, Jenn Shapland, jhumpa lahiri, Joan Silber, Joe Wilkins, Johanna Fateman, John Sandford, Joshua Beckman, Kachina Yeager, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kathryn Savage, Kazim Ali, kelly link, Kerrin McCadden, Kiese Laymon, Kirsten Kaschock, Kristen Millares Young, Larry Millett, Laura Stott, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Lillian Giles, Lilly Dancyger, Lisa Jarnot j, Maggie Nelson, Maggie Shipstead, Marcos Gonsalez, Margaret Hasse, Margot Livesey, Maria Burns Ortiz, Mark Doty, Mary Jo Bang, Mazie Hirono, Meg Leonard, Meg Wolitzer, Megha Majumdar, Melissa Febos, Melissa Scholes Young, Michelle Bowdler, Michelle Zauner, Min Jin Lee, Nikita Lalwani, Notable Online, Olivia Laing, Paolina Milana, Peter Dimock, peter ho davies, Piotr Florczyk, Rainesford Stauffer, Rand Richards Cooper, Randa Jarrar, Rivers Solomon, Roxane Gay, Sarah Gailey, Sarah Rose Etter, Seamus McGraw, Sharon Olds, Steph Cha, Suzanne Koven, T Kira Mahealani Madden, Tarfia Faizullah, Tarshia Stanely, Teri Cross Davis, tessa hadley, Thalia Field, Theresa Warburton, Tiffany Melanson, Tina Cane, Virginia Prescott, Wayne Miller, Wesley Brown, Yona Harvey, Yusef Komunyakaa, Zachary Schomburg
Howard Axelrod discusses his new book, THE STARS IN OUR POCKETS.
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Literary events in and around NYC this week!
Tags: Alice Mattison, Allyson Hightower, Amara Lakhous, anca szilagyi, Andrew Badr, Brenda Edwards, Britney Wilson, Carla Guelfenbein, carmen maria machado, Catherine Barnett, Charlotte Seley, Chelsea Hodson, Claudia Dey, Cory Nakasue, Courtney Zoffiness, Crystal Fleming, Deborah Landau, Diana Miller, eileen myles, Elaine Mokhtefi, Elizabeth Acevedo, Esi Edugyan, F. Douglas Brown, Gary Indiana, Gayle Pilgrim, Gila Walker, Greg Gerke, Ibi Zoboi, jason diamond, Jen Doll, Jenny Molberg, John Cullen, John Hodgman, Jon Baskin, Jose Antonio Vargas, Joseph O. Legaspi, Joy Reid, Julayne Lee, Kenneth Gross, Kiely Sweatt, Laura Marie Marciano, laura van den berg, Léonora Miano, Leslie Feist, Leslie Jamison, Liana Finck, Ling Ma, lisa hanawalt, Lisa Marie Basile, Lucas Mann, Lydia Kiesling, Lynn Melnick, Lynne Tillman, Maria Reva, michael seidlinger, MJ Franklin, Nadra Mabrouk, notable new york, Notable NYC, Nuar Alsadir, Olivia Laing, Patrick E. Horrigan, Pilot Viruet, Rebecca Chace, rebecca makkai, Rich Lubell, Rikki Ducornet, roz chast, Ryan Chapman, Sandra Simonds, Sarah Ruhl, Sarah Simonds, Sarah Wang, Sarah Wisby, Sari Botton, Scott Adkins, Sean Frederick Forbes, Sharon Rose-Calhoun, Soham Patel, Stephanie Buhmann, Sue Yellin, Susan Shapiro, Talia Lavin, Tamara Shopsin, tara isabella burton, Timothy Aubry, Timothy Donnelly, Tracy K Smith, Uzodima Okehi, Wayetu Moore, Whitney Porter, Will Hermes, Wren Hanks
Jon Day discusses his memoir,
Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, the bicycle as a symbol of gentrification, and the city as “a technology for living.” ...more
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Danniel Schoonebeek discusses living a quiet life in the Catskills, the importance of travel, partying in the woods with poets, and how capitalism forces people to be cruel to each other.
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The Lonely City bristles with heart-piercing wisdom. Loneliness, according to Laing, feels “like being hungry when everyone around you is readying for a feast.” Later, she admits that at one point during her own hermetic existence in New York, “I felt like I was in danger of vanishing.” Thankfully The Lonely City goes far beyond a cry for […]
Zack Hatfield reviews
The Lonely City by Olivia Laing today in Rumpus Books. ...more
Whether glamorized or pitied, the figure of the alcoholic writer has long been a subject of cultural fascination. Having written a book on the usual suspects—Hemingway, Fitzgerald, et al.—Olivia Laing asks the unfortunately necessary follow-up question: okay, but what about the women? At the Guardian, she explores female writers’s reasons for drinking, as well as society’s tendency to […]
You didn’t ask directly about gender, but I’ll answer anyway: I stuck with men for a more personal reason, which is that my experience as a child was with a female alcoholic and the subject was just too painful for me. That’s a book I hope someone writes. Buzzfeed’s interview with Olivia Laing, author of The […]
Writer, journalist, and critic Olivia Laing discusses her newest book,
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking, and the challenges of looking into the mind of an alcoholic versus the mind of a writer. ...more
Alcohol and authors. It’s a subject so old and rich and fraught you could write a book on it—which is exactly what Olivia Laing did. That book is called The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink, and Blake Morrison’s review of it in the Guardian is itself a great essay on the subject, covering writers’ love […]