In our morning reading: thoughts on the fiction of John Crowley, exploring Nancy Holt’s land art, and more.
In our morning reading: new work from Leland Cheuk and Chelsea Hodson, thoughts on the latest installments of the Object Lessons series, and more.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle and Marlon James, Sylvia Plath’s Lost Novels, Jamila Woods’s New Album, Michael Chapman, and More
In our morning reading: Victor LaValle and Marlon James in conversation, a review of Kelby Losack’s new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Neko Case, nonfiction by Sarah Gerard and Kristopher Jansma, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Patty Yumi Cottrell, Kristopher Jansma on James Baldwin, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Carmen Maria Machado and Scott Moore, scary reading recommendations, and more.
Morning Bites: Alexis M. Smith, Courtney Maum Interviewed, Dennie Wendt, Kristopher Jansma Nonfiction, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Alexis M. Smith and Courtney Maum, new writing from Kristopher Jansma, and more.
Putting together this list of standout fiction published so far this year wasn’t an easy task, mostly because it could just as easily have been twice as long. It’s been a very good year for fiction, whether your tastes head more towards classical storytelling, or narrative innovation, or incisive societal observations. What follows is a list of some of the books published in the first half of 2016 that have impressed us the most.