Alexandra Chang discusses her debut novel, DAYS OF DISTRACTION.
Tags: absences, Alexander Sammartino, Alexandra Chang, Anelise Chen, Asian American, Barthes, capitalism, consumerism, Days of Distraction, debut novel, Essays One, Ezekiel Joubert, fragmented, fragments, Ithaca, lydia davis, Mary Robison, personal branding, Pitch Dark, Renata Adler, silence, So Many Olympic Exertions, Social Media, Stéphane Mallarmé, tech culture, tech industry, technology, upstate new york, Why Did I Ever
Helen Phillips discusses her new novel, THE NEED.
Tags: alopecia universalis, Breastfeeding, Dept. of Speculation, doppelganger, Exit West, Fever Dream, Frances Yackel, Frankenstein, genre, Helen Phillips, horror, identity, Italo Calvino, Jenny Offill, kafka, Karen Russell, Margaret Atwood, Mary Shelley, Mohsin Hamid, motherhood, nursing, on monsters, Orange World, Renata Adler, Rett syndrome, Samantha Schweblin, science fiction, Some Possible Solutions, speculative fiction, Speedboat, The Beautiful Bureaucrat, The Handmaid's Tale, The Need, Thriller, Ursula K. Le Guin
Courtney Maum shares a reading list to celebrate her new novel, COSTALEGRE.
Tags: Ana Simo, Antonio di Benedetto, Bright Lines, C.E. Morgan, Colson Whitehead, Costalegre, Counternarratives, courtney maum, Cristina Rivera Garza, Disappearing Earth, Heartland, John Keene, Juan Rulfo, Julia Phillips, Ladies of the Canyons, Land of Love and Drowning, Lara Prior-Palmer, Lesley Poling-Kempes, Marcy Dermansky, Mating, Melissa Broder, norman rush, Pedro Paramo, Renata Adler, Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race, Sag Harbor, Speedboat, Tanaïs, Tanwi Nandini Islam, The Pisces, The Sport of Kings, The Taiga Syndrome, Tiphanie Yanique, Very Nice, What to Read When, Zama
Michelle Dean discusses
Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, literary legends, and the absence of Black writers from the narrative. ...more
Tags: Adrienne Rich, Alice Munro, biography, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, debut author, debut book, diversity, Dorothy Parker, elon green, feminism, feminist, first book, Grove Press, Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, janet malcolm, Joan Didion, journalism, Mary McCarthy, michelle dean, Nora Ephron, norman mailer, Pauline Kael, Ralph Ellison, Rebecca West, Renata Adler, research, Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, susan sontag, The Silent Woman, virginia woolf, William Shawn, zora neale hurston
Sigrid Nunez discusses her seventh novel,
The Friend, her fondness for writing about animals, and the ways the literary world has changed. ...more
Tags: animals, Dept. of Speculation, dogs, Elizabeth Bishop, family, Flannery O'Connor, hybrid genre, Jenny Offill, Jess deCourcy Hinds, Letters to a Young Poet, mentors, mentorship, Mitz, Mystery and Manners, proust, Renata Adler, Rilke, Sigrid Nunez, suicide, The Friend, virginia woolf, writing advice
Start the outboard motor—it’s time to go island-hopping with Kate Ennis, the postmodern Penelope. ...more
At Buzzfeed Books, a great, pithy interview with novelist and journalist Renata Adler, whose collection of nonfiction and journalism, After the Tall Timber, was released earlier this year.
Over at Hazlitt, Sarah Galo and Elon Green have cornered a handful of authors, from Renata Adler to Celeste Ng, into admitting their literary gaps, from Finnegans Wake to To Kill a Mockingbird. Something we should keep in mind is that there is more work produced every day than a single person can get to in […]
Editor and author George Hodgman talks about his new memoir,
Bettyville, what makes for a good memoir, and returning to his hometown of Paris, Missouri from New York to take care of his aging mother. ...more
Tags: age, Alan Bennett, Auden, Bettyville, caretaking, danielle trussoni, david sedaris, death, editor, Frank O'Hara, gay, gay pride, George Hodgman, homosexuality, james frey, Jenny Offill, Joan Didion, Joni Mitchell, Lily Tomlin, Lori Moore., Mary Karr, memoir, Midwest, mothers, mothers and sons, new york, Publishing, Renata Adler, writing
In The New Republic, Anna Weiner discusses Renata Adler’s new boost in popularity among New York City’s young creative class: In the post-9/11 generation—a cohort caught between the promise of an economy that values creative work and the scarring, post-crash economic reality—[Adler] has, once again, found a small, devout audience.
Lee Matalone reviews
After the Tall Timber by Renata Adler today in Rumpus Books. ...more
For Vice, Catherine Lacey sits down with Renata Adler to discuss Adler’s new nonfiction collection, After the Tall Timber.
Another wonderful illustrated review from HORN!
I have, I admit, no idea what Renata Adler’s Speedboat is about. Really, not the foggiest. But this is a very special sort of mystification, an unqualified – maybe even a purer – kind of no idea than my usual ‘what-the-fuck-is-going-on?’ kind of no idea. I have no idea what Speedboat is about not in […]