Maira Kalman talks to Tablet.
- Cynthia Ozick won a lifetime achievement award. Here is a transcript of her speech.
- Emma Straub talks about Flannery O’Connor and Raymond Carver.
- “[A] gleefully inverted Heart of Darkness; a fearless send-up of literary racism that offers a frank window into contemporary racial neuroses.” –The Portland Mercury looks at Mat Johnson’s Pym, which — based on this review — looks to incorporate academic satire, examinations of race, and the legacy of Edgar Allan Poe. Which sounds fantastic, really.