In our morning reading: interviews with Rufi Thorpe and Evie Wyld, Hilton Als on Beyoncé, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Emma Straub, Juan Villoro Interviewed, Nikesh Shukla, Recommended Summer Reading, and More
In our weekend reading: checking in with Emma Straub, new writing from Nikesh Shukla, revisiting The Ramones’ history, and more.
Morning Bites: National Book Critics Circle Award Winners, Darryl Pinckney and Zadie Smith, and More
In our morning reading: the National Book Critics Circle Award winners, an interview with Danielle Dutton, crafting a video game inspired by Hamlet, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Claire Vaye Watkins, Alexander Chee Interviewed, Percival Everett, Nikesh Shukla’s Recommendations, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking with Alexander Chee, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Nathan Ballingrud; book recommendations from Nikesh Shukla; and more.
Morning Bites: Nikesh Shukla’s Anthology, Isaac Fitzgerald Nonfiction, Morally Complex YA, Underrated Alan Moore Comics, and More
In our morning reading: Nikesh Shukla announces an anthology, BuzzFeed on the year’s best fiction, notes on Paul Murray’s latest, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ta-Nehisi Coates Book Recommendations, Susana Moreira Marques, Nikesh Shukla’s Playlist, Haunted Houses, and More
In our afternoon reading: literary haunted houses, book recommendations from Ta-Nehisi Coates, fiction from Elizabeth Hand and Lincoln Michel, and more.
Novelists writing novels about novelists can be a tricky business. Thankfully, Nikesh Shukla‘s Meatspace avoids the pitfalls of the form while telling a sometimes hilarious, sometimes moving story of doubles, doppelgangers, family, and identity. At the center of the novel is Kitab Balasubramanyam, a London-based novelist whose life is upended in multiple ways when he encounters another man who shares his name. Neatly structured, incisive, and compelling, Meatspace taps into a number of anxieties and tells a compelling story along […]
September brings with it a whole lot of highly-anticipated books. Some are the conclusions to series that are long in the works; others are debuts; still others are insightful looks at literature and history. What follows are some of the books we’re most excited about for the month that’s just begun.