Well, it’s the start of a new year. Ostensibly, it’s a time for resolutions, for carefully mapping out goals and milemarkers for the months to come. It’s also, as we write these words, brutally cold, and thus the perfect time to find somewhere warm and sit down with a good book. Thankfully, January has plenty of excellent-looking ones due out that should get you through this cold spell, and the cold spells still to come.
Morning Bites: Mary Beard’s Latest, Hanya Yanagihara Interviewed, Elsewhere Editions, Roxane Gay, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Mary Beard’s new book, new writing from Porochista Khakpour, talking children’s books in translation, and more.