What I'm Looking Forward to Reading

July, 2010

What Are You Looking Forward to Reading, David Remnick?

by David Haglund | Jul-05-2010

After reading quite a lot of fiction by younger writers for The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 issue, I’m reading a few new books in galleys—novels by Jonathan...read »

June, 2010

What Are You Looking Forward to Reading, Brenda Wineapple?

by David Haglund | Jun-28-2010

  (photo: Marion Ettlinger)   What I look forward to reading this summer—even though it seems summer’s just about over (if July comes this week,...read »

What Are You Looking Forward to Reading, Juan Felipe Herrera?

by David Haglund | Jun-24-2010

            (Photo: Steve Goldstein) This summer I am diving into a mix of classics, adolescent lit, and a taste of nonfiction—plus the...read »

September, 2009

What I’m Looking Forward to Reading: Meghan O’Rourke

by Craig Morgan Teicher | Sep-20-2009

As the last couple of days of summer appear, here is poet and critic Meghan O’Rourke on her summer and fall reading I usually read a few books for pleasure...read »

On the road between Youngstown and New York City

by Jane Ciabattari | Sep-07-2009

After an overnight in Youngstown, Ohio (shoutout to the incredible cast and crew at Station Square restaurant),  I’m thinking about the Monongahela Valley and...read »

August, 2009

On the Road in Ilinois, Betwixt Spoon River and Chicago

by Jane Ciabattari | Aug-30-2009

It was raining most of the way as I drove from Iowa City through Illinois to South Bend, Indiana. (The next day’s Chicago Tribune referred to “stunning”...read »

On the Road in Iowa City

by Jane Ciabattari | Aug-28-2009

Heading into Iowa on I-80. Corn, corn corn corn, and corn. Flat, flat, flat. Before long I come upon the literary mecca of Iowa City, the third town...read »

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