Longreads has an excerpt up from Summer Brennan’s The Oyster War.

Laura van den Berg interviewed Stephanie Barber for BOMB.

Ottessa Moshfegh has an Eileen-inspired playlist at Largehearted Boy.

Karen Russell interviewed Helen Phillips for Slate.

At Hazlitt, Chris Randle looked at the overlap of literature and pastries.

Bookforum has an interview with Camden Joy.

Joyland has new fiction from Cecilia Corrigan.

Margaret Eby on the return of I.W. Harper whiskey.

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