In our afternoon reading: an interview with Joshua Cohen, a playlist from Scott Esposito, a book about Dead Moon, and more.
Putting together this list of standout fiction published so far this year wasn’t an easy task, mostly because it could just as easily have been twice as long. It’s been a very good year for fiction, whether your tastes head more towards classical storytelling, or narrative innovation, or incisive societal observations. What follows is a list of some of the books published in the first half of 2016 that have impressed us the most.
Afternoon Bites: Sunil Yapa, A. Igoni Barrett on Meeting Nadine Gordimer, Tig Notaro Interviewed, Dolan Morgan, and More
In our afternoon reading: nonfiction from A. Igoni Barrett and Sunil Yapa, thoughts on Dolan Morgan’s new collection, and more.
In our morning reading: Saul Williams on PJ Harvey’s new album, thoughts on A. Igoni Barrett’s new novel, and much more.
Morning Bites: Rob Spillman Interviewed, Writers on Learning to Write Comics, A. Igoni Barrett, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Rob Spillman, Timothy Yu on poetry and race, checking in with A. Igoni Barrett, and more.
Last week, A. Igoni Barrett, Idra Novey, and Mark Doten discussed their debut novels as part of a panel discussion held at The Strand and moderated by Vol.1 Brooklyn managing editor Tobias Carroll. The conversation ranged from their use of language to the different ways in which each encompassed an international perspective in their work. You can watch the whole thing here, or below.
Weekend Bites: Colson Whitehead on Mark Beyer, Dana Spiotta Interviewed, Mark de Silva, A. Igoni Barrett’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: new writing from Colson Whitehead, interviews with Kaitlyn Greenidge and Dana Spiotta, and more.
Afternoon Bites: A. Igoni Barrett’s Playlist, Bob Mehr Interviewed, Kathleen Hanna on Art, John Jodzio, and More
In our afternoon reading: A. Igoni Barrett’s playlist, an interview with John Jodzio, two takes on the SPRING/BREAK art show, and more.