Read an excerpt from Norman Lock’s new novel American Follies at Big Other.
Watch Lisa Olstein in conversation about her brilliant lyric essay Pain Studies with Eula Biss in a Women & Children First virtual event and with Paul Lisicky on the VBC Rekindled program.
Tune in to NPR’s Marginalia podcast for a fascinating conversation with Andrew Krivak about his novel The Bear.
Jerome Charyn talks to the Literary Hub about the books that inspired his new novel Cesare and with Stay Thirsty Magazine about the way history shapes all his work.
Lisa Olstein talks to Elizabeth McCracken about taking a poet’s approach to research and the eclectic sources informing Pain Studies at The Rumpus.
Listen to Varley O’Connor share the fascinating historical true story behind her novel The Welsh Fasting Girl on Biblio Radio and read more from her interview at Heights Libraries.
View the Pain Studies-inspired comic collaboration between Lisa Olstein and artist Lauren Haldeman at Poetry Northwest.
Read excerpts from Pain Studies at Post45 and the Literary Hub.
“Features one of the most memorable closets since C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Publishers Weekly interviews “Writer to Watch” Juan José Millás about his North American debut novel From the Shadows.
Designer Tree Abraham discusses the evolution of the From the Shadows cover art with Spine Magazine.
Read an excerpt from Feast Day of the Cannibals at Big Other.
Find out which questions drove Andrew Krivak to write The Bear at Powell’s Books, whether he believes the novel foretells our future at Dragonfly.eco, and how his abiding love for literature and nature informs all of his work in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.
Explore rich resources for your book club discussions about The Bear at Bookbrowse, Reading Group Choices, and hoopla.
“Songs about the end of the world are either too gloomy, too playful, or too political, and The Bear is not any of these. Rather, what I’ve tried to do is present a range of new music I came across while I was writing The Bear, music that came to me in a kind of obliquity, which is to say, when I least expected it and really needed it.”
Read more about and listen to Andrew’s playlist for The Bear at Largehearted Boy—one of our favorite places on the Internet. It is, in the words of its curator David Gutowski, “a music blog featuring daily free and legal music downloads as well as news from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture.” In the “Book Notes” series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.
Read excerpts from The Bear at the Literary Hub and in Fordham Magazine.
Before he wrote the novel Sergeant Salinger, Jerome Charyn attempted to discover the man behind the myth in a Forward magazine cover story, “J.D. Salinger: The Lost Bar Mitzvah Boy.”
Richard Wiley talks about Tacoma Stories and some of the city’s famous daughters (Rebecca Welles), infamous sons (Ted Bundy), and legendary watering holes with the Tacoma News Tribune, Stay Thirsty Magazine, and Desert Companion Magazine.
Read an excerpt from Tacoma Stories in Shelf Unbound magazine.
Jeffrey J. Kripal talks about The Flip, consciousness, the uncanny, and the notable scientists and intellectuals who have come to see our world in a different way on BBC Arts & Ideas.
“Who Gets to Use Black English?” John McWhorter, author of Talking Back, Talking Black, writes about African American Vernacular English (AAVE) in the Atlantic and discusses his op-ed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.
Paul Harding shares his reflections about Tinkers and its extraordinary backstory with New York magazine’s Vulture and at the Literary Hub, and discusses writing about God and faith on the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast.
Read an excerpt from Bessora and Barroux’s graphic novel Alpha in PEN America’s “Illustrated PEN” series and view a gallery of images in the Guardian.
The Pulitzer Prizes commemorates the tenth anniversary of Tinkers with author Paul Harding’s exclusive introduction to the opening pages of the novel.
Eduardo Halfon discusses Mourning with co-translators Lisa Dillman and Daniel Hahn, in a conversation moderated by Edward Lewis Wallant Award judge Avinoam Patt, in the Mass Review.
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, Eduardo Halfon shares family photographs and an annotated excerpt from Mourning in “A Yom Kippur Scene (With Footnotes)” on the Jewish Book Council’s “ProsenPeople” blog.
“How a Letter from Einstein Saved a Scientist from Nazi Germany” Read an excerpt from Gerald Weissmann’s The Fevers of Reason: New and Selected Essays at the Literary Hub.
Watch Bessora discuss her graphic novel Alpha on the BBC’s Authors Live and find out more about the book’s origins in this interview with Bessora and translator Sarah Ardizzone.
Listen to Will Eaves discuss Murmur and tune in to actor Blake Ritson’s dramatic reading from the novel at the BBC.
Read an interview with Will Eaves about Murmur.
Congratulations to Wolf Season, a Firecracker Award Finalist and National Reading Group Month “Great Group Read” selected by the Women’s National Book Association. Find additional resources for the novel—including an interview, excerpt, reviews, discussion questions, and more—at BookBrowse.
Watch Helen Benedict talk about Wolf Season on the WGBH News segment “Bringing War’s Reality Home: Talking Fiction With Writer Helen Benedict.”
Read Jeffrey J. Kripal’s Chronicle of Higher Education feature, “Visions of the Impossible,” which is the basis for The Flip.
Watch Jeffrey J. Kripal’s TEDx Talk on science, religion, and paradoxical ways of thinking.
Read an interview with Nicholas Fox Weber about Freud’s Trip to Orvieto and his own adventures in psychoanalysis in the Vienna Psychoanalyst.
Read more from Mourning in an excerpt introduced by director Jonas Mekas at Electric Literature, in a deleted scene at Stay Thirty Magazine, where Eduardo Halfon also participates in the One Hundred Words project, and in BOMB magazine.
Discover the remarkable story behind geologist William E. Glassley’s A Wilder Time in Pasatiempo and watch the author discuss his sojourns in Greenland in “Wilderness and the Geography of Hope.”
Read an excerpt from William E. Glassley’s A Wilder Time at Longreads.
Norman Lock shares the story behind A Fugitive in Walden Woods with Snowflakes in a Blizzard.
Enjoy a long-form review of Jerzy: A Novel in the New Yorker, then read an excerpt from it and interviews with author Jerome Charyn in Stay Thirsty Magazine and Comics Grinder.
Peter LaSalle discusses the influence of Jorge Luis Borges’ Ficciones on Sleeping Mask: Fictions at Beatrice and makes the case for the short story as “tour de force,” gifting readers “the feeling of having been transported somewhere new and important via the whirlwind of the words” at TSP: The official blog of The Story Prize.