In our morning reading: reviews of novels by Sarah Rose Etter and Colson Whitehead, an interview with Helen Phillips, and more.
What does the month of July have to offer? Fireworks, rising temperatures, and an increased likelihood of humidity. In terms of books, the outlook is better: everything from debut fiction to reissues of cult novels, along with eagerly awaited books from some of our longtime favorites. Whether you’re headed to the beach or holing up inside with the air conditioning, this month’s new books offer plenty to delight and impress you.
Afternoon Bites: Mona Awad Interviewed, Brian Evenson’s Latest, Wand, Holly Herndon on Collaboration, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Mona Awad and Karen Russell, a review of Brian Evenson’s new collection, and more.
In our afternoon reading: this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, an interview with Sarah Gerard, a review of Fiona Maazel’s latest novel, and more.
Morning Bites: A Han Kang Excerpt, Colson Whitehead Interviewed, Caroline Polanchek, Science Fiction and Politics, and More
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Han Kang’s new novel, interviews with Colson Whitehead and Caroline Polanchek, 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.
Morning Bites: National Book Award Winners, Political Music in 2016, John Jeremiah Sullivan Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading, news of the National Book Awards, nonfiction from David Ulin and John Jeremiah Sullivan, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on new books by Donald Quist and Colson Whitehead, an interview with Donald Ray Pollock, and more.