In our morning reading: thoughts on Bae Suah’s new collection, interviews with Saeed Jones and Oneida, and more.
The books that have gotten our attention for the month of October are a wide-ranging bunch, ranging from eagerly anticipated works from literary titans to bold voices from across the globe appearing in translation. Here’s a look at some of the works that we’re most excited about for the weeks to come.
In our morning reading: writing from Bae Suah, interviews with Elif Batuman and Jami Attenberg, and more.
Morning Bites: Scaachi Koul Nonfiction, Bae Suah’s Latest, Kate Zambreno, Joanna C. Valente Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: new writing by Scaachi Koul, thoughts on books by Bae Suah and Kate Zambreno, and more.
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
This may be our largest single month book preview. But then again, this October looks like an unusually strong month for books, whether you’re looking for unsettling fiction in translation, incisive cultural histories, or speculative fiction that takes some of our current concerns to their logical ends. And it wouldn’t be October reading without a couple of glimpses into the uncanny as well. Read on for a glimpse of the books that have caught our attention for this month.