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Scott Cheshire's 'High as the Horses Bridles'

via Electric Literature

‘High as the Horses’ Bridles’ is a torrential debut novel. It’s bold. It’s substantive. It’s formally inventive. Our Interview Editor Scott Cheshire talks about his new novel with J.T. Price.

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Scott Cheshire's 'High as the Horses Bridles'

via Electric Literature

‘High as the Horses’ Bridles’ is a torrential debut novel. It’s bold. It’s substantive. It’s formally inventive. Our Interview Editor Scott Cheshire talks about his new novel with J.T. Price.

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Summer Reads!

Jeff Vandermeer, Rivka Galchen, Ben Lerner, Herman Koch, Jean Rhys, Karl Ove Knausgaard. Our editors share what they’ll be reading this summer.

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Summer Reads!

Jeff Vandermeer, Rivka Galchen, Ben Lerner, Herman Koch, Jean Rhys, Karl Ove Knausgaard. Our editors share what they’ll be reading this summer.

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In Conversation with Alena Graedon

Interviewed by Karissa Chen

“I kept being both exhilarated and creeped out as all these things I’d written into early drafts, and that I thought were either totally fantastical or very far in the future, kept being released onto the market: iPads, self-driving cars, and new things all the time. Last month, it was an electronic headband that stops migraines. My book kept morphing from science fiction into reality.”

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In Conversation with Alena Graedon

Interviewed by Karissa Chen

“I kept being both exhilarated and creeped out as all these things I’d written into early drafts, and that I thought were either totally fantastical or very far in the future, kept being released onto the market: iPads, self-driving cars, and new things all the time. Last month, it was an electronic headband that stops migraines. My book kept morphing from science fiction into reality.”

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Anna Whitwham's 'Boxer Handsome'

Reviewed by Lily Meyer

The first page of Anna Whitwham’s Boxer Handsome is what you might expect from a novel about boxing. The protagonist, Bobby “the Yid,” squares off and fights Connor, “the Gypsy Boy.” The scene’s vocabulary belongs to the ring: skip and spar, bags and pads.

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Anna Whitwham's 'Boxer Handsome'

Reviewed by Lily Meyer

The first page of Anna Whitwham’s Boxer Handsome is what you might expect from a novel about boxing. The protagonist, Bobby “the Yid,” squares off and fights Connor, “the Gypsy Boy.” The scene’s vocabulary belongs to the ring: skip and spar, bags and pads.

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In Conversation with Adam Wilson

Interviewed by Tobias Carroll

“I hate this whole argument about realism, surrealism; this whole genre question. To me, it’s all kind of the same. I think of all writing as a form of communication. Sometimes you can communicate the thing you’re trying to communicate by writing a piece of nonfiction. All art is some form of communication. Sometimes you communicate it by writing a piece of fiction. Sometimes you can only get at an emotional truth by making something up.”

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In Conversation with Adam Wilson

Interviewed by Tobias Carroll

“I hate this whole argument about realism, surrealism; this whole genre question. To me, it’s all kind of the same. I think of all writing as a form of communication. Sometimes you can communicate the thing you’re trying to communicate by writing a piece of nonfiction. All art is some form of communication. Sometimes you communicate it by writing a piece of fiction. Sometimes you can only get at an emotional truth by making something up.”

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In Conversation with D. Foy

Interviewed by Scott Cheshire

“I wanted to create autobiography as fiction. I wanted to engage social analysis as self-ethnography. And I wanted to write fiction as cultural criticism. ‘Gutter opera’ gave me these freedoms.”

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In Conversation with D. Foy

Interviewed by Scott Cheshire

“I wanted to create autobiography as fiction. I wanted to engage social analysis as self-ethnography. And I wanted to write fiction as cultural criticism. ‘Gutter opera’ gave me these freedoms.”

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'Good Indian Girls' by Ranbir Singh Sidhu

Reviewed by Valerie Stivers

These stories are beautiful, complex, unpleasant, dark, tough-minded and often quite funny in their evocation of the absurdity of our global cultural salad.

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'Good Indian Girls' by Ranbir Singh Sidhu

Reviewed by Valerie Stivers

These stories are beautiful, complex, unpleasant, dark, tough-minded and often quite funny in their evocation of the absurdity of our global cultural salad.