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.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Simon Reynolds and Donald Quist, thoughts on D. Foy’s new novel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Matthew Salesses, a 2002 Alan Vega interview, an interview with Paula Whyman, and more.
In our morning reading: Victor LaValle on his research process, interviews with Sarah Gerard and This Heat, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Alexander Chee on historical fiction, a new essay from Nayomi Munaweera, Robert Lopez fiction, and more.
An excerpt from Station Eleven, new writing from Jami Attenberg and Amelia Gray, a review of Sam Pink’s new novel, Amanda Petrusich assembles a playlist, and more.