How, exactly, is it June already? The passage of time is mysterious sometimes, but this year it’s especially so. And the June books we’re most excited about around these parts represent an intriguing cross-section of literary genres and styles. From speculative works to insightful nonfiction; from an influential road novel to a surreal and satirical work — these books cover a lot of territory. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite book on this list.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Wilco’s new album, an interview with Elle Nash, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Chelsea Bieker, thoughts on books by Matt Bell and Elle Nash, and more.
ELLE NASH is the author of Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books, 2018), a novel hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “complex, impressive exploration of obsession and desire,” and Nudes (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2021), a story collection. She is a founding editor of Witch Craft Magazine and a fiction editor at both Hobart and Expat Literary Journal. Her latest book, Gag Reflex, is forthcoming from CLASH Books.
In our morning reading: an interview with Atticus Lish, thoughts on the music of Aunt Sally, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Elle Nash, musical suggestions from Kevin Richard Martin, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Jackie Ess, Hilton Als revisits “Speedboat,” and more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Matt Bell’s new book, thoughts on Elle Nash’s short fiction, and more.