As of this writing, we are currently hunkered down in an air-conditioned environment, given that the early days of August are a perfect example of why New York Augusts can be, shall we say, dank. Perhaps you’re following our lead; perhaps you’re doing your reading from a front porch, back yard, or beach chair instead. Either way, here are some of our recommendations for August reading. Hopefully, you’ll find something to savor from this list.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Julie Doucet and Adam Wilson, an interview with Bernardine Evaristo, and more.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Jesse Ball’s new novel, talking translation with Christina MacSweeney, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Vi Khi Nao and Jesse Ball, writing by Leslie Jamison, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Jesse Ball and Nicolás Obregón, poetry by Christine Kitano, and 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.)
In our morning reading: talking “The Book of Disquiet,” essays by Lindsay Hunter and Jason Diamond, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Jesse Ball, nonfiction from Mairead Case, the birth of a new bookstore in New Jersey, and more.