To date, 2015 has been a good year for nonfiction. If your penchant is for works that deal with complex issues in our society, you’ll have plenty to read; if you prefer books that explore the substance of a life through inventive narratives, you’ll find plenty to enjoy as well. What follows is a selection of some of the nonfiction that’s been released this year that’s impressed us the most.
Afternoon Bites: Karolina Waclawiak Interviewed, Justin Taylor’s Desk, Helen Macdonald, Helen McClory’s Book Tour, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Karolina Waclawiak and Helen Macdonald, Nick Ripatrazone on New Jersey, Justin Taylor on his writing space, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Melissa Broder and Helen Macdonald, notes on Sun Ra, a commencement address from Mary Karr, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Helen Macdonald and James Hannaham, notes on new music from Prurient and Aleksandar Hemon’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Helen Macdonald, Mish Way on Style, George R.R. Martin on “Station Eleven,” and More
In our afternoon reading: Mish Way on style, Katy Waldman on Helen Macdonald, George R.R. Martin recommends Emily St. John Mandel’s latest, checking in with Lucy K. Shaw, and more.