A Brief Interview with Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach‘s For Out of the Heart Proceed was released earlier this summer by Dark Sky Books and is, in all sorts of ways, a riveting and (for this reader anyway) something like an instructive read: Beach’s stories—which I feel…

A Brief Interview with Jess Walter

I’ve written elsewhere about Jess Walter‘s ferociously great new novel Beautiful Ruins and so needn’t here go on and on too much (plus there’s a good chance you’ve seen either of the two NYTimes reviews of the book, each of which…

Changing My Mind Pt I

I graduated college in 2001, was 22 while my more fervent peers, in the November before graduation, lost their far-left minds in fury at the election of George W Bush. I was less politically inclined: I’m from Minnesota, and the…

A Brief Interview with Alix Ohlin

The following is a very brief interview conducted over email with Alix Ohlin, a writer you either already love or will as soon as you pick up one of her books, the two most latest being Signs and Wonders, a…

Springsteen, Mercury, and A Possible Binary

At June’s start Marc Dolan’s Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock N Roll was released by Norton, and at July’s start Lesley-Ann Jones’s Mercury, a biography of Freddie Mercury, will be released by Touchstone. Books like these are always…

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