Well, it’s February. Are there books due out this month? There most definitely are. Over the next few weeks, readers will be able to pick up dynamic nonfiction, unsettling fiction in translation, and long-anticipated collections of poetry. Here are a few of February’s books that we’re most excited about.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “O Fallen Angel,” One Book One New York, James Baldwin Documentary, April Ayers Lawson, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Kate Zambreno’s “O Fallen Angel” and the new James Baldwin documentary, the One Book One New York finalists, and more.
Ubiquity is a hell of a thing. No two people will have the same narratives, pop culture references, or cultural mythologies dwelling in the back of their heads–but there are certain stories that are familiar enough to enough people that they’re ripe for retelling. Or, in some cases, they’re ripe for modification, for translation into another narrative, playing with readers’ expectations and knowledge of the source material. To cite a few examples, John Darnielle’s short novel Master of Reality used […]
Morning Bites: Mauro Javier Cardenas, John Darnielle on “Cubs in Five,” Sarah Gerard Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Mauro Javier Cardenas and Sarah Gerard, John Darnielle revisits his song “Cubs in Five,” and more.
Morning Bites: Alexander Chee on Jonathan Lethem’s Latest, Lucy K. Shaw, John Darnielle’s Book Tour, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Jonathan Lethem’s new novel, interviews with Barry Jenkins and Lucy K. Shaw, and more.
In our morning reading: fiction from Ted Chiang and Sarah McCarry, writers share their rituals, and more.
In our morning reading: tour stories from Franz Nicolay, John Darnielle on religion, thoughts on a Prince live album, and more.
Weekend Bites: John Darnielle’s Next Novel, Octavia E. Butler, Oral Histories, Owen’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: news of John Darnielle’s next novel, how to make an oral history, thoughts on the new Owen album, and more.