We are excited to announce an evening of readings to commemorate the launch of Issue 13 at McNally Jackson on Tuesday 21 April, featuring Joshua Cohen, Álvaro Enrigue, and more.
JOSHUA COHEN is the author of the novels Witz, a Heaven of Others, and Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto. A book of novellas, Four New Messages, was published by Graywolf Press in August 2012, and his essay Attention came out with Notting Hill Editions in 2013. His new book, Book of Numbers: a Novel, is due out from Random House in June. He lives in New York City.
ÁLVARO ENRIGUE is a Mexican author based in New York. He is the author of La Muerte de un Instalador and El Cementerio de Sillas, and two books of short stories: Virtudes Capitales and Hypothermia. His novel Sudden Death will be published in England by Harvill Secker and Riverhead in the US. ENRIGUE has taught at the Universidad Iberoamericana, the University of Maryland, Princeton University, and Columbia University.
ADAM FITZGERALD is the author of The Late Parade, his debut collection of poems from W.W. Norton’s Liveright imprint. He is the founding editor of the poetry journal Maggy, and contributing editor for The American Reader. He teaches creative writing and literature at Rutgers University, The New School and New York University. In August 2014, with poets Timothy Donnelly and Dorothea Lasky he will direct The Ashbery Home School in Hudson, New York.
MÓNICA DE LA TORRE is a New York-based poet, translator, and scholar from Mexico City. Her collections include Public Domain and Talk Shows. She also published the chapbooks Four and The Happy End, and co-authored the art book Appendices, Illustrations and Notes with Terence Gower. de la Torre is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and currently serves as Senior Editor for Bomb Magazine.
The White Review No. 13 opens with an interview with poet and novelist BEN LERNER. Painter LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE discusses the confluence of technique and feeling in her portraiture, while novelist MICHEL FABER talks about love, loss and language.
Portraiture is a theme of the issue, taken up by painter LUKE RUDOLF and the Japanese photographer DAISUKE YOKOTA in two series reproduced within. New forms, and new grammars, are characteristic of the celebrated work of JORIE GRAHAM and the British poet and sound artist HOLLY PESTER.
FEDERICO CAMPAGNA considers whether the new Pope might really be the unlikely saviour of the global Left, while ENRIQUE VILA-MATAS reflects on Roberto Bolano and the ‘times when writers were like gods and lived in the mountains like craven hermits or lunatic aristocrats’. Back in London, JON DAY recounts stories from the curious subculture of the capital’s bicycle couriers and the ‘heroic age’ of cycling.
One of Britain’s most exciting young writers, HELEN OYEYEMI, contributes a new story, and we are delighted to carry a new translation of EDOUARD LEVÉ’s sharp, witty and moving ‘Newspaper’. In an excerpt from his forthcoming novel, PAUL MURRAY presents a Dublin banker whose already unreal lifestyle threatens to fade into fiction.
Image: Luke Rudolf, Two figures (diptych), 2014