In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Forrest Gander and Han Kang, nonfiction by Deborah Levy, and more.
Certain themes keep popping up in the fiction that impressed us most this year: the potential horrors of ambiguity, the nature of immigration, the threat of state violence, mysteries that can’t be solved, and the malleability of memory. That’s not too surprising, given the year we’ve had. Here’s a look at some of our favorite fiction from the year that was.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Malu Halasa’s new novel, thoughts on pop culture and fast food, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Joanna Scutts, thoughts on books by Han Kang and Richard Chiem, and more.
Morning Bites: Han Kang’s Latest, Mary Miller’s Daily Routine, Alternate Histories, Jacqueline Carey, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Han Kang and Jason Diamond, Mary Miller on her daily routine, 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.
It’s a new year, and with that new year comes a host of new books. From fiction that might shed a light on ongoing political debates to incisive essays between the relationship between creativity and commerce, there’s something for nearly everyone on our list of books that have gotten our attention for this month. And it’s very likely that you’ll see some of these names pop up again on our anticipated books lists in the year to come–no less that four […]
Morning Bites: Zadie Smith on Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Edith Wharton and Celebrity, Han Kang, The Gotobeds’ Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Zadie Smith on the writings of Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, an interview with Marilynne Robinson, new nonfiction from Navneet Alang, and more.