It’s October. Halloween lurks at the end of the month; various awards shortlists are appearing on the scene; and the colder weather makes it ideal to curl up indoors–whether at home, a coffee shop, or a bar–with a good book. Thankfully, this month brings with it plenty of notable literary works, from experimental fiction to eagerly-anticipated essay collections. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have our attention.
A look at Janelle Monáe and science fiction, Steve Reich’s latest is reviewed, thoughts on new books from Eula Biss and Marlon James, an interview with Caitlin Moran, and more.
The National Book Critics Circle award finalists have been announced; Luc Sante on the Coen Brothers’ latest; Hilton Als on Amiri Baraka, Shelley Jackson’s story in snow, and more.
A look at the latest novel from Javier Marías, David Gordon Green talks Richard Pryor, a report from this year’s Lollapalooza, the state of art in Detroit, and more.