Royal Young chatted with Scott McClanahan for Bomb. In related news, McClanahan’s “A Short History of the McClanahan Family” will appear in the first issue of Frequencies, a new journal from Two Dollar Radio.

Douglas Wolk on Detroit rapper Esham.

At Salon, Roxane Gay chats with Claire Vaye Watkins about her collection Battleborn.

Chatting with Maria Semple about her novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette? and her time writing for shows like Arrested Development.

Jenn Northington on literary road trips.

The Joshua Light Show is returning this September.

Folks from The Millions have identified the top 10 difficult books. In related news, we need to read the work of Joseph McElroy.

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