Kim Brooks, author of The Houseguest, tackles themes of race and information overload in her essay, “The Problem of Caring,” for Manoush Zomorodi’s Note to Self podcast. Listen to the full podcast here.
The Chicago Review of Books names Gina Frangello’s Every Kind of Wanting and Abby Geni’s The Lightkeepers as fiction finalists in their inaugural Chicago Review of Books Awards, aka Chirbys. Read more about the Chirbys here.
French Girl With Mother author Norman Ollestad talks with Cade Scott about his early writing career, the books that inspire him and the art of sitting in a room alone. Listen to the full interview here.
Linda Tenenbaum of the World Socialist Web Site praises Kenneth Ackerman’s Trotsky in New York for its compelling exploration into one of history’s most contentious figures. Read the rest of the review here.