What does the month of July have to offer? Fireworks, rising temperatures, and an increased likelihood of humidity. In terms of books, the outlook is better: everything from debut fiction to reissues of cult novels, along with eagerly awaited books from some of our longtime favorites. Whether you’re headed to the beach or holing up inside with the air conditioning, this month’s new books offer plenty to delight and impress you.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Kelby Losack and Michele Filgate, new writing from Norman Lock, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Norman Lock, video of a recent Esmé Weijun Wang reading, thoughts on Nivhek’s new album, and more.
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
The month of June brings with it a widely varied host of literature. If you’re in the mood for literary fiction from some of the most adept practitioners of it, you’re going to be pretty well taken care of. Perhaps you’re searching for work from a cult writer that’s only recently re-entered the spotlight? Some of these books fall into this category as well. From surreal, disorienting fiction to explorations of spaces familiar and historic, these books offer plenty for […]
Interviews with Emma Straub and Glenn O’Brien, a review of Norman Lock’s The Boy in His Winter, Brandon Stosuy on the latest from Lower, and more.
Gabrielle Bell discusses her new collection, interviews with Norman Lock and LeVar Burton, The Antlers on their literary influences, new writing from Jenny Zhang, and more.
Maud Newton on the latest from Colson Whitehead, interviews with Norman Lock, Julia Fierro, and James McBride, thoughts on Sophie Calle’s latest work, photos of North Brother Island, and more.