In our morning reading: talking books with Elon Green, Richard Wright meets public art, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gayl Jones’s New Novel, Ruth Ozeki Interviewed, Mary Jo Bang on Translation, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Gayl Jones’s new book, an interview with Ruth Ozeki, and more.
Is it fall yet? Maybe? Does cozy reading sound appealing? Well then. This month’s new releases cover a wide range of modes and styles, from absorbing journeys into the self to sprawling novels of potential futures and hidden secrets. Perhaps something in here will be your next perfect read as the days get shorter and the temperature drops.
Afternoon Bites: Kate Braverman Revisited, Deb Olin Unferth, Andrea Gibson’s Playlist, Willy Vlautin Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on short fiction by Kate Braverman and Deb Olin Unferth, a playlist by Andrea Gibson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Will Chancellor on Don DeLillo, Emily Raboteau Nonfiction, “The Sympathizer,” Paula Bomer, and More
In our afternoon reading: Will Chancellor on Don DeLillo’s latest and land art, new nonfiction from Emily Raboteau and Paula Bomer, and more.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle, “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” Revisited, Ruth Ozeki, Alina Simone’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Lincoln Michel conversed with Victor LaValle, an excerpt from Ruth Ozeki’s latest, and much more.
The fact that this month’s list is larger than usual is but one indication that May looks to be an especially strong month for books. The works we’re most excited about span a variety of styles and genres, from essential writing about books and music to reissues of underrated works of fiction and nonfiction. Whether your tastes run towards the classical or the experimental, there’s a lot to enjoy; that the onset of spring means that you can do so […]
This may well be one of the more anticlimactic columns I do this year, if only because the three books discussed — two of them, anyway — have been works that have been discussed a whole hell of a lot this year already. That said, I was also very impressed with all three of them — if my top-ten-of-2013 list had been something closer to a top twenty, all of these would have been on there. Also? All three are […]