Today brings with it the sad news that Denis Johnson has died. We recommend this interview, exploring his poetry, and revisiting a 2014 piece about his influence on American fiction.

A look at the fifty most important people in literary Chicago.

Talking comics and memoirs with Gabrielle Bell at Paste.

Lena Valencia has a new story at Joyland.

Michaelangelo Matos talked with Penguin Café at Bandcamp.

At Pitchfork, exploring why Braniac matters.

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