In our morning reading: checking in with Kate Zambreno, thoughts on Danielle Dutton’s latest novel, and much 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.
Morning Bites: Cynthia Ozick, Neil Gaiman Interviewed, G.L.O.S.S.’s Latest, Jen Doll Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: a look at the work of Cynthia Ozick, an interview with Neil Gaiman, new writing from Jen Doll, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Eileen Myles’s Influence, Emily St. John Mandel, Margaret Eby Nonfiction, J Dilla’s Legacy, and More
In our afternoon reading: the influence of Eileen Myles, new writing from Emily St. John Mandel, an interview with Danielle Dutton, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Eileen Myles on a host of topics, PIlot Viruet on wrestling, an interview with Idra Novey, and more.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle, Danielle Dutton Interviewed, Daniel Clowes’s Latest, Robert Walser, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Victor LaValle and Danielle Dutton, thoughts on books by Daniel Clowes and Robert Walser, and more.
Morning Bites: Danielle Dutton, “An Untamed State” on Film, Surreal Classics, Kevin Maloney Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Danielle Dutton and Kevin Maloney, a film adaptation of a Roxane Gay novel, and more.
Morning Bites: National Book Critics Circle Award Winners, Darryl Pinckney and Zadie Smith, and More
In our morning reading: the National Book Critics Circle Award winners, an interview with Danielle Dutton, crafting a video game inspired by Hamlet, and more.