In our morning reading: exploring the works of Dubravka Ugresic, interviews with Idra Novey and Álvaro Enrigue, and more.
And here we go, deeper into fall. Daylight Savings Time looms this weekend, making for shorter days and longer nights; colder temperatures beckon. Does that make it the right time of the year to curl up with a book? Well, sure–but is there ever not a good time of year for that? Among the books we’re most excited about this month are bold riffs on detective fiction, genre-defying narratives, and works of fiction and nonfiction that put politics and culture into sharp relief. Here are some November books (plus a pair from the final days of October) that have caught our eye.
This is a huge deal for us, not just because Vol. 1 is mentioned on the jacket of this fine book (shucks), not only because Zach is a fantastic writer, not only because Nick is a great photographer, and not only because Stacy is an incredible designer. No, this is exciting because the book is a work of art, and we’re pretty sure Barnes & Noble will be packed tonight, but you should go out and hear what the three […]
Please Take Me off the Guest List is the forthcoming collaboration between Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez & Stacy Wakefield. It will be out on Akashic in the future. You should preorder it here and get a bunch of free stuff. Zachary is one of my favorite writers around right now, and I’m not saying that because we’ve known each other for a long time, or because he’s put stuff up on this site before. Also, that Zinner guy is in […]