The novelist gathers up a wide collection of her essays.
In the week Will Oldham said getting cum out of a 13-year-old boy was "easy as hell," we watched Michael Steele throw the final bon mot into the bonfire of his own political career. Revlon somehow had the nerve to ask if Rihanna was an "appropriate spokesperson" for Covergirl, which, congratulations ... More >>
The artwork for the upcoming paperback edition of Joseph O'Neill's Netherland is out. It looks familiar, somehow. Our admittedly outsized dislike of this book endures. [Via The Millions]
Granta's "Fathers" issue now appears to be mostly online, including a lovely couple of paragraphs from Jonathan Lethem on his father, the painter Richard Lethem: The picture floats. Someone took it in the Seventies, but the white backdrop gives no clue. My dad owned that wide-lapel trench coat for ... More >>
Creepy Earth Mothers! Portuguese drag queens! Voice writers pick their favorites of the year.
The New York Times Book Review posts their 10 best books of the year. The fiction: Dangerous Laughter, by Steven Millhauser, A Mercy, by Toni Morrison, Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill, 2666, by Roberto Bolaño, and Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri. The elisions here are weird--how does Lush Life g ... More >>
On to Chapter Two! We ask another round of authors for recommendations.
Homos Get the Glad Hand, Phobes Get the Power