Brilliant interview with Rebecca Curtis

Eric Rosenblum had a sit-down with Rebecca Curtis, a writer whose stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, n+1, and elsewhere. This was for their “Dan & Eric Read The New Yorker So You Don’t Have To” podcast. The Rebecca Curtis episode Random notes: Curtis unapologetically rips off other stories authors. Need a plot? […]

Harper Lee’s true crime story

Casey Cep, who seems to be The New Yorker’s resident Harper Lee expert, is out with a Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee from Knopf. Alexandra Alter at The New York Times had a nice Q&A with her earlier this month. There are two intertwined mysteries at the heart of […]

Porochista Khakpour in Guernica, 2010

Ran across this lovely Porochista Khakpour story in Guernica from 2010. The story ticks off a couple literary mag boxes. 1) A man and woman are having domestic trouble, and 2) One of them teaches college classes. Of course, where it goes from there is what makes the story worth your reading. In a sense, it […]