Snow’s on the ground, the winds are chilly, and the holiday season looms. December can be an unexpected month for new books. But there are a host of gems due out in the coming weeks, including a number of great works in translation, some boldly inscribed poetry, and new and unpredictable novels from some of our favorite writers. Here are some December books that caught our eye.
In our afternoon reading: revisiting the music of Alice Coltrane, an interview with Tom McAllister, and much more.
In our morning reading: revisiting the music of Gill Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, thoughts on collections by Carmen Maria Machado and Denis Johnson, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by László Krasznahorkai and Jenny Diski, new writing by Brandon Taylor, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by László Krasznahorkai and Louise Erdrich, new writing by Victor LaValle, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Tom Gauld, a playlist from Celeste Ng, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Damon Krukowski and Stacey Tran, writing by Viet Thanh Nguyen and László Krasznahorkai, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Samantha Hunt and Clancy Martin, thoughts on new books from Laird Barron and László Krasznahorkai, and much more.