April 21, 2014

At the New Republic Paul Berman remembers Gabriel García Márquez, celebrating the “lordly grandeur” of the Nobel-winning author’s work.

The Paris Review has posted a conversation with Austin fiction writer Bill Cotter about his new novel, The Parallel Apartments, and the brutish and short violence it contains: “I wanted to prod the reader through an impossible, unlivable universe that he might be glad to escape at the end of the book—but the nature of violence, in real life, is always fast and furious. If it wasn’t, we could simply dodge it.”

Christopher Sorrentino

Christopher Sorrentino

Christopher Sorrentino—author of the Patty Hearst-inspired Trance, a book about the Mets called Believeniks, and other titles—has announced that his new novel, The Fugitives, will be published by Simon and Schuster next year.

Adam Kirsch and Zoe Heller discuss books that were once favorites that they now find a bit cringe-worthy. Heller says, “When I flick through my old copies of J. D. Salinger’s stories, for example, I see that all the passages my teenage self has identified as especially moving and wonderful are precisely those that now make me frown and recoil.”

This Wednesday, the Double Take reading series continues with Mike Heppner and Joseph McElroy; Wendy S. Walters and Siddhartha Deb; Catherine Texier and Minna Proctor; with each pair discussing a shared experience.

Behold, the redesigned n+1 website.