In our afternoon reading: Tommy Pico and Carmen Maria Machado on horror, revisiting Kafka’s diaries, and more.
Would you look at this — it’s 2023. Even more intriguingly, there are a whole bunch of new books due out this year. 2023 is off to an excellent start, we’d argue, with a couple of books we’ve been looking forward to reading for years. This month brings with it an impressive assortment of styles, including formally inventive poetry and politically incisive tales of the uncanny. What are we most excited about? Read on to find out.
Morning Bites: Sayaka Murata’s Stories, Isaac Fitzgerald on Memoirs, Franz Kafka’s Drawings, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Sayaka Murata’s fiction, an interview with Isaac Fitzgerald, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Paul Tremblay, Sheila Heti on Stories, James Baldwin, Corey Sobel’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting Paul Tremblay’s stories, thoughts on James Baldwin’s nonfiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Thelonious Monk, Chris Campanioni Interviewed, Maryse Condé, Revisiting Franz Kafka, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on a Thelonious Monk live recording, a review of a newly-translated book by Maryse Condé, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Glenn O’Brien, Franz Kafka Merch, Hallelujah the Hills, S.D. Chrostowska Excerpted, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the writings of Glenn O’Brien, an excerpt from S.D. Chrostowska’s forthcoming book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Seth Fried Interviewed, Roxane Gay’s Comics, Richard Chiem, Helen Phillips on Kafka, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Seth Fried and Richard Chiem, Helen Phillips revisits Kafka, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Victor LaValle, Patricia Lockwood Recommends Books, The Sewanee Review Returns, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Victor LaValle’s new book, a BEA party recap, notes on the return of a long-running literary journal, and more.