In our morning reading: interviews with Sam Allingham and Siri Hustvedt, writing from Juliet Escoria, and more.
What does November hold, in terms of books hitting the shelves? We’re glad you asked. As we advance deeper into fall, literary offerings will appear on bookstore shelves from critically acclaimed powerhouses, champions of experimental fiction, writers appearing in translation, and more. There are new editions of cult classics, and the first book from Vol.1 Brooklyn’s founder–all told, a terrific month to be reading. Here are some of the books that have gotten our attention for this month.
Exercises for the Average Student by Sam Allingham Your job in this exercise is to tell me about yourself. Imagine I know nothing, and that I am not alone; imagine you are invisible, even to your closest friends, to the motion of stoplights, to your pets. This exercise provides a chance to stitch yourself a history; without it, you might wander for many years, alone and uncreated, asking strangers to provide you a name. In this exercise we will practice […]
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Liz Prince, thoughts on the year’s best chapbooks, a Songs:Ohia reissue reviewed, when literary idols let you down, and more.