In our morning reading: a remembrance of Pete Shelley, an interview with John Wray, and much more.
And here we go, deeper into fall. Daylight Savings Time looms this weekend, making for shorter days and longer nights; colder temperatures beckon. Does that make it the right time of the year to curl up with a book? Well, sure–but is there ever not a good time of year for that? Among the books we’re most excited about this month are bold riffs on detective fiction, genre-defying narratives, and works of fiction and nonfiction that put politics and culture into sharp relief. Here are some November books (plus a pair from the final days of October) that have caught our eye.
In our weekend reading: a trailer for the new “Fahrenheit 451” adaptation, Lincoln Michel on literary remixes, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Omar Robert Hamilton and Kristen Radtke, recommended punk songs, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Simon Reynolds on Glam Rock, Ursula K. Le Guin, Donald Quist Interviewed, “Patricide” Reviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Simon Reynolds and Donald Quist, thoughts on D. Foy’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alan Vega, Matthew Salesses Nonfiction, Paula Whyman Interviewed, Martin Seay, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Matthew Salesses, a 2002 Alan Vega interview, an interview with Paula Whyman, and more.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle, Sarah Gerard Interviewed, Tracy O’Neill’s Latest, Enrique Vila-Matas, and More
In our morning reading: Victor LaValle on his research process, interviews with Sarah Gerard and This Heat, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee on Historical Fiction, Nayomi Munaweera, Simon Reynolds on Shoegaze, and More
In our afternoon reading: Alexander Chee on historical fiction, a new essay from Nayomi Munaweera, Robert Lopez fiction, and more.