In our morning reading: new writing by Mary Gaitskill, thoughts on Benjamin Percy’s new collection, and more.
With the arrival of February, it feels like 2020 is getting into high gear, for better or for worse. A cursory glance at the month’s most anticipated new books could best be described as eclectic: there are experimental and transgressive works here, along with career-spanning tomes and thematically ambitious works of fiction. If this is a harbinger of what the rest of the (literary) year looks like, it’s a good omen.
Weekend Bites: Marcel Schwob, Revisiting Ursula K. Le Guin, Boschian Fowl, Velvet Underground, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on books by Marcel Schwob and Ursula K. Le Guin, exploring the Velvet Underground’s history, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Harry Mathews’s last novel, an interview with Kevin Young, rumination on classic comedies and depression, and more.
Morning Bites: Harry Mathews, A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s Recommendations, Big Ears Festival, Carl Frode Tiller, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Harry Mathews and Carl Frode Tiller, a dispatch from the Big Ears Festival, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Akwaeke Emezi’s Playlist, Harry Mathews, Shy Watson Interviewed, Anthony Braxton, and More
In our afternoon reading: a playlist by Akwaeke Emezi, an interview with Shy Watson, and much more.
What does the literary aspect of March 2018 look like? The word expansive comes to mind. New works by longtime favorite writers, incisive cultural histories, and powerful works in translation are all appearing in bookstores this month–an impressive array of books for a wide variety of readers. Here are a few of the titles that we’ll be on the lookout for this month. (All release dates and artwork are subject to change.)
Afternoon Bites: Harry Matthews, Chelsea Hodson Nonfiction, Zadie Smith, Dystopian Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Harry Mathews’s final novel, new writing from Chelsea Hodson and Brandon Stosuy, and more.