A new year has begun. What does the new literary year have in store for us? If January is any indication, there’s a host of acclaimed short fiction on the way; in addition to that, there are new works by some of our favorite writers, as well as acclaimed fiction from around the globe. Here’s a look at some of the January books that have caught our eye.
In our morning reading: inside a new David Bowie-inspired book, interviews with Rachel Lyon and Sarah Rose Etter, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Oyinkan Braithwaite and Yoss, when wilderness survival and writing fiction converge, and more.
In our morning reading: revisiting “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” discussing “The Epiphany Machine,” and much more.
In our morning reading: an award for Mia Alvar, new writing from Colin Dickey, notes on the end of “Togetherness,” and more.
In our morning reading: Martin Sorrondeguy on Chicago, tributes to Garry Shandling, new writing from Claire Vaye Watkins, and more.
In our afternoon reading: notable debut novelists, new writing from Amelia Gray and Kait Heacock, adapting “Preacher” for television, and more.
In our Thursday morning reading: the winner of this year’s Story Prize, notes on the #SaveNYC campaign, previewing notable indie press titles, Brooklyn’s best books of the decade to date, and more.