Besides the promise of cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, and sweaters on the rise, what does October have to offer? If you’re looking for new books to read, the answer is “plenty.” This month brings with it candid and harrowing memoirs, stunning short fiction, and expansive novels — a fantastic array of literary work to carry you into the autumn. Here’s a look at some of our most-anticipated books for the month.
In our morning reading: Eve L. Ewing and Hanif Abdurraqib in conversation, a remembrance of Michael Seidenberg, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Machado de Assis and Marlon James, talking with Jami Attenberg about her next novel, and more.
In our morning reading: Elizabeth McCracken on short fiction, an interview with T Fleischmann, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Nnedi Okorafor and Sarah Moss, new writing from Jami Attenberg, and more.
In our morning reading: exploring a defining work by Philip Glass, an essay by Jami Attenberg, a playlist from Michael J. Seidlinger, and much more.
In our morning reading: Jennifer Baker on great short story collections, new fiction by Samanta Schweblin and Troy James Weaver, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Mary Lattimore and Barbara Browning, new writing by Jami Attenberg, and more.