When it comes to books, December often brings the unexpected. This year is no different; even with paper shortages and distribution issues complicating the world of publishing, this month had plenty of notable books to offer. This includes multiple works by certified geniuses and a host of intriguing books in translation. Looking for some cold-weather reading? Read on for our recommendations.
In our morning reading: poetry by John Keene, reviews of books by Sarah Hall and Louise Erdrich, and more.
In our afternoon reading: exploring the works of John Keene, new music from Beauty Pill, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Jenny Diski and Chris Ware, a playlist from Colin Winnette, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on translation, interviews with John Keene and Alexandra Kleeman, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Elif Batuman and Ursula K. Le Guin, thoughts on Arthur Russell, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a new interview with Roxane Gay, new nonfiction from John Keene, an interview with Rob Spillman, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with John Keene and Faith Sullivan, Brooklyn Book Festival recommendations, new writing from Amanda Petrusich and Elliott Holt, and more.