In the bathrooms of a new building at my school, everything is “touchless.” You dispense soap, make water flow, and get a towel by moving your hands in the air. It’s an odd experience, akin to playing a theremin, and sometimes I suspect that I’m being pranked, particularly […]
REVIEWED BY A. E. WEISGERBER The Expanse Between by Lee L. Krecklow| Winter Goose Publishing, 2017 | ISBN: 978-1941058619 | 239 pages This impressive debut novel from Wisconsinite Lee L. Krecklow raises interesting questions about storytelling and privacy rights. The Expanse Between is also a nifty bit of […]
On March 16, the NBCC celebrated the finalists for the 2016 publishing year. The winners include Louise Erdrich for her novel, LaRose, and Ishion Hutchinson for poetry with House of Lords and Commons.
I recently had the chance to sit down and chat with Raleigh chef and restaurateur Ashley Christensen. And I had a very specific question to ask her. Last November, I attended a talk Chef Christensen was giving in November to promote her new book Poole’s: Recipes and Stories […]
Smuggled Fiction, Costly Tweets, Powerful Poetry & More! Your Weekly Lit News Round Up by Laurel Dowswell
First Known English Publication of Fiction Out of North Korea Lands in U.S. The Accusation, a collection of short stories by the pseudonymous North Korean writer Bandi, was just released in the English language in the UK (Serpent’s Tail) on March 2, and in the US on March […]
2017 in Verse, Fantasy Novel Adaptions, Fiction Apps & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Emily Ramser
Indigenous Poet Ali Cobby Eckermann Wins $215,000 Literary Prize The Australian writer and poet won a Windham-Campbell prize. Eckermann, currently unemployed, is living in Adelaide. She says the prize money will allow her to reunite with her son and grandson. Other writers in the 2017 grant round include the […]
Los Angeles Times Book Finalists Announced The finalists, announced on 2/22, include Zadie Smith’s novel Swing Time, Jane Mayer’s Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, and Rep. John Lewis’ graphic memoir March: Book Three. The list includes 55 books, plus one award was announced – […]
Geeta Kothari is the nonfiction editor of the Kenyon Review. Her essay “If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?” is widely taught in universities and has been reprinted in several anthologies, including in Best American Essays. She is the editor of Did My Mama Like […]
Not all movie moments are created equal. You think about De Niro in front of the mirror, Duvall sniffing napalm in the morning. You think about Denzel screaming that King Kong ain’t got shit on him. You think of Meryl Streep. So many moments for her you just […]
Poet Morgan Parker released a poetry collection on the 14th titled There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. The poems use Beyoncé and Lady Gaga as foils to analyze race, social justice, and gender.