In our morning reading: essays by Jami Attenberg and Ashley C. Ford, the best bookstores in each state, and more.
Morning Bites: Can Xue’s Latest, Phil Elverum Interviewed, Paul La Farge, Lynn Steger Strong Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Can Xue, Paul La Farge, and Olivia Laing; an interview with Phil Elverum; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Maggie Nelson Interviewed, Gabriel Blackwell’s Latest, Flash Fiction Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Maggie Nelson, great books by immigrant writers, revisiting Gabriel Blackwell’s “Madeleine E.,” and more.
In our morning reading: short fiction from Roxane Gay, Brandon Stosuy on the need for DIY spaces, Matthew Zapruder on poetry and crisis, and more.
Morning Bites: Mauro Javier Cardenas, Garth Greenwell on Influences, “Searching For John Hughes,” Meredith Alling, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Mauro Javier Cardenas, thoughts on Jason Diamond’s new memoir, Meredith Alling interviews herself, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Brit Bennett, D. Foy on Touring, Melissa Broder Interviewed, Helen Garner, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Brit Bennett, D. Foy, and Melissa Broder; thoughts on Helen Garner’s recent NYC appearance; and more.
Morning Bites: Kelly Luce, Dylan’s Nobel Prize, Brandon Stosuy Interviewed, Underrated Horror, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Kelly Luce and Brandon Stosuy, myriad thoughts on Bob Dylan, and more.
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.