The fiction we admired most in 2018 ran the proverbial gamut from thought-provoking surrealism to evocative realism. Some illuminated the present day or recent past, while others ventured into much more uncharted territory. Some took us to unimaginable psyches; others showcased how ordinary people dealt with the extraordinary. Here’s a look at ten of our favorite works of fiction this year.
In our afternoon reading: talking with Shelley Jackson, new writing by Erica Dawson, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Patrick Nathan’s new novel, thoughts on Kathleen Collins’s film, and much more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Hermione Hoby, new writing by Janice Lee, and much more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Hermione Hoby, new music from By the Grace of God, and much more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Hermione Hoby and Denis Johnson, poetry from Natalie Eilbert, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with China Miéville and Hether Fortune, a new essay by Hermione Hoby, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a look at the adaptation of the Patrick Melrose novels, an interview with Myriam Gurba, and much more.