Elif Batuman | Is Travel Writing Dead?
‘The power imbalance built into travel writing is just a heightened version of an imbalance that’s there in all writing.’
Emma Cline | Five Things Right Now
The author of The Girls and one of our 2017 Best of Young American Novelist shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
‘Six feet of man, muscled up perfect, game to the heart.’ New fiction from Jeffery Renard Allen.
Flash at Home
‘Flash Gordon, home from the terrible emptiness of space, has to make up stories for fear of worldwide despair.’
Fourth Person Singular
‘The wet in the air is like signal anxiety: life is about to / change.’
Friend of My Youth
‘You don’t plunge into growing up; it happens in spite of you.’
Geoff Dyer | Is Travel Writing Dead?
‘What kinds of writing aren’t travel writing?’
hardcore thigh burn | Discoveries
This week’s Discoveries is full of rad poetry, translations and criticism.
I Am Lying
‘Findings show that the bigger the brain, the more frequent the deceit.’ Miranda Doyle on why we lie.
‘It was only November but holiday decorations were already starting to creep into the store displays.’
‘I am not now who or what I was when I wrote this. I change as you read. I am changing now.’ New fiction from Robert Coover.