Sharing a birthday with the United States of America? Nathaniel Hawthorne, born on this day in 1804.

J.T. Price’s tribute to Brazenhead Books is highly recommended.

What does the rest of the world think is quintessentially American fiction?

Joshua Cohen was interviewed via gchat at The New Republic.

Mensah Demary delved into the world of Stephen Curry jerseys.

Elisabeth Donnelly on Kem Nunn’s novel Tapping the Source.

At The Lit Pub: thoughts on Jamie Iredell’s Last Mass.

Juliet Escoria was interviewed at Entropy.

Electric Literature has a review up of Kevin Maloney’s Cult of Loretta.

What is the gothest album of all time?

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