Afternoon Bites: Benjamín Labatut’s Latest, Kirkus Prize Finalists, Books’ Shapes, and More

Epic philosophical fiction

At The New Yorker, Ruth Franklin delved into Benjamín Labatut’s When We Cease to Understand the World.

The Rolling Library is holding a benefit raffle through September 26.

The finalists for this year’s Kirkus Prize have been announced.

Bandcamp Daily explored the history of indiepop band Magic Roundabout.

At, Molly Templeton pondered the ideal shape of a book.

Jason Diamond made the case for Nile Rodgers soundtracks at The Old Times.

Locus talked history and fiction with Lavie Tidhar.

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