Book deals this week: Chris Fanz, a former member of the Talking Heads, sold his memoir Remain in Love to St. Martin’s Press; and Megan Angelo, a journalist and former contributing editor to Glamour, sold her debut novel, which has been described as a combination of Station Eleven and Black Mirror, to Graydon House for a reported six figures.
Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of Nickeled and Dimed, has written a book about why she, at seventy-six, will not seek any preventative medical treatments, like cancer screenings and checkups. In Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer, she writes that she is now “old enough to die,” and that she won’t be wasting any time at the doctor’s office. “I decided that I was also old enough not to incur any more suffering, annoyance, or boredom in the pursuit of a longer life.”
The Guardian tries to predict the “next Elena Ferrante” in an article spotlighting the best new European fiction.
The Paris Review has posted its 1991 interview with Tom Wolfe, in which the author, who died at eighty-eight last week, talks about his experiences while working at newspapers, his novel Bonfire of the Vanities, his earliest influence (Emil Ludwig’s biography of Napoleon), and his critics (“Dwight Macdonald once wrote that reading me, with all these exclamation points, was like reading Queen Victoria’s diaries. He was so eminent at the time, I felt crushed”).
Chanel lip color, Cleveland Cavaliers jerseys, Wayne Koestenbaum’s Orange Marmalade: At New York magazine, novelist Rachel Kushner names nine things she “can’t live without.”