Recently, MCD Books has begun to establish itself as a home for some of today’s most memorable horror fiction. That’s bolstered by the recent publication of Rachel Eve Moulton’s Tinfoil Butterfly and the forthcoming publication of Andy Davidson’s The Boatman’s Daughter. To learn more about the press’s foray into horror, their aesthetic, and their future plans, I spoke with MCD Books Executive Editor Daphne Durham. Our conversation touched on everything from what constitutes literary horror to the legacies of bygone horror imprints, and includes some details of what you can expect from horror at MCD Books in the future.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Trisha Low’s new book, interviews with Kate Zambreno and Lisa Taddeo, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Leanne Shapton and Lance Scott Walker, exploring the fiction of Rivers Solomon, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Niviaq Korneliussen and Peter Stenson, new fiction by Rivers Solomon, and more.
In our morning reading: the winners of this year’s American Book Awards, an excerpt from Olga Tokarczuk’s new novel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the writings of Clarice Lispector and Ursula K. Le Guin, an interview with Moor Mother, and more.