It’s October. Halloween lurks at the end of the month; various awards shortlists are appearing on the scene; and the colder weather makes it ideal to curl up indoors–whether at home, a coffee shop, or a bar–with a good book. Thankfully, this month brings with it plenty of notable literary works, from experimental fiction to eagerly-anticipated essay collections. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have our attention.
In our morning reading: book recommendations from Jeff VanderMeer, essays by Hanif Abdurraqib and Amy Rose Spiegel, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Sonny Rollins, Icelandic literary traditions, and much more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Scott McClanahan and Scaachi Koul, translation award shortlists, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Donald Quist, Jarvis Cocker on music, and much more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Bud Smith and Rios de la Luz, an interview with Jami Attenberg, and more.
Last year, we published “Til Next Time, Take Care Of Yourselves and Each Other,” a moving essay by Donald Quist. Since then, that essay has appeared in his collection Harbors, which explores questions of identity, geography, and nationality. It’s divided into two sections, one of which explores Quist’s life in the United States; the other focuses on his life since moving to Thailand. Via email, we discussed the process of writing his collection, his future literary plans, and his work […]
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Simon Reynolds and Donald Quist, thoughts on D. Foy’s new novel, and more.