Apparently it’s August now. Apparently summer has turned the corner and is beginning its slow approach into autumn. Nominally these things are happening, but the passage of time has gotten a bit strange lately. Still, there are plenty of books, and that’s an excellent thing. Do you like powerful, resonant nonfiction? August has that covered. What about surreal, high-concept fiction? Also around. Here are a few of the books we’re most excited about that are due out this month.
In our morning reading: interviews with Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Zaina Arafat, new nonfiction from Matthew Salesses, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Summer Brennan, new writing by Matthew Salesses, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the writings of Clarice Lispector and Ursula K. Le Guin, an interview with Moor Mother, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Tommy Pico and Matthew Salesses, Carmen Maria Machado on literary 2017, and more.
In our weekend reading: revisiting work by José Saramango, magazine parodies, punk history, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: Lynda Barry on and in comics, craft essays by Matthew Salesses and Stephen Graham Jones, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Lidia Yuknavitch, nonfiction by Matthew Salesses, thoughts on Raymond Pettibon, and more.