And now we’re in the month of September. Hello, September. From our space, it seems like the summer is beginning to abate somewhat — or at least it’s moved out of the “brutally hot and humid” camp. So if you’re looking for books to bridge the gap between summer reads and something cozier, here are a couple of suggestions.
In our morning reading: a review of Special Interest’s new album, an interview with R. Sikoryak, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Hari Kunzru, good news for Viv Albertine fans, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Jeannie Vanasco, thoughts on Ben Lerner’s new novel, 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.
Right about now, the days are long and air conditioners are cranked up high. It’s the middle of the year: the colder months are in sight, and we’re over halfway to whatever surprises 2018 might have in store. It’s also a great time for taking stock of the first six months of 2017 — in our case, that means a look back at some recent books we’ve enjoyed. Thus, here’s a look at ten of the books that most impressed […]
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Zachary Mason, revisiting a Russell Hoban classic, nonfiction by Hari Kunzru, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on a collection by Bandi, Hari Kunzru interviewed Sjón, and more.