December can be an especially intriguing month for seeing what’s new out there. In some cases — which you’ll see a fair amount in this month’s rundown of interesting titles — the “new” isn’t all that new at all. Instead, you’ll see books available in the U.S. that have garnered acclaim overseas. There’s also plenty of interesting work in translation, and a new edition of a classic collection. Here are some of the books we’re most intrigued by this month.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Joshua Whitehead and Anne K. Yoder, revisiting Octavia E. Butler, and more.
In our afternoon reading: revisiting Octavia E. Butler’s writings, an interview with V. Castro, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Dan Chaon and Nell Zink, thoughts on Kim Fu’s new book, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Rachel Ingalls and Rachel Yoder, news of an Octavia E. Butler screen adaptation, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with John Darnielle, thoughts on Brandon Taylor’s fiction, and more.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Kamel Daoud’s new novel, revisiting books by Gay Talese and Octavia E. Butler, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Anakana Schofield, an Octavia E. Butler adaptation, and more.