In our afternoon reading: interviews with China Miéville and Hether Fortune, a new essay by Hermione Hoby, and more.
Certain themes keep popping up in the fiction that impressed us most this year: the potential horrors of ambiguity, the nature of immigration, the threat of state violence, mysteries that can’t be solved, and the malleability of memory. That’s not too surprising, given the year we’ve had. Here’s a look at some of our favorite fiction from the year that was.
Afternoon Bites: Chris Kraus, Aaron Gilbreath on Jazz, Marlon James Interviewed, Rachel Khong, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Chris Kraus and Marlon James, writings on music from Aaron Gilbreath and Maria Sherman, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Clarice Lispector, Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Rachel Khong, Jonathan Lethem on Music, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Clarice Lispector, new writing by Alexander Chee, interviews with Rachel Khong and Carolyn Finney, and more.
Morning Bites: “Interstellar Space” Revisited, Rachel Khong’s Playlist, Paula Bomer, Shirley Jackson Awards, and More
In our morning reading: a look at the influence of a John Coltrane classic, a playlist by Rachel Khong, thoughts on Paula Bomer’s new essay collection, and more.