The fiction we admired most in 2018 ran the proverbial gamut from thought-provoking surrealism to evocative realism. Some illuminated the present day or recent past, while others ventured into much more uncharted territory. Some took us to unimaginable psyches; others showcased how ordinary people dealt with the extraordinary. Here’s a look at ten of our favorite works of fiction this year.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Ling Ma and Cristina Rivera Garza, an interview with Kat Gardiner, and more.
In our weekend reading: reviews of books by Raymond Queneau and Ling Ma, an interview with Dev Hynes, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Ling Ma and Mike Sacks, the musical legacy of Nico, and more.
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Ben Loory and Laura van den Berg, an interview with John Langan, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Ling Ma, Jordy Rosenberg and Andrea Lawlor in conversation, and much more.
What does the month of August have in store for us? In terms of books, the answer is “a lot.” From new works by longtime favorites of ours to unpredictable experimental books to newly translated titles, August has a whole lot to offer. Here’s a look at some of the titles that have caught our attention for the month to come.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Chibundu Onuzo and Rachel Kushner, an interview with Terese Marie Mailhot, and more.