In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Mark Doten’s new novel, an interview with Ross Gay, and more.
This February brings with it plenty to savor, literarily speaking. Among the highlights from the month’s books are new works by the writers behind several of our recent favorites, from incisive nonfiction to imaginative fiction. There’s also some bold work appearing in translation for the first time. Here’s a look at some of the books we’re most excited about this month.
Afternoon Bites: Esmé Weijun Wang, Revisiting John Berger, Snowden Wright Interviewed, Brad Phillips, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Esmé Weijun Wang’s new book, an interview with Snowden Wright, and much more.
A Wodehouse Triptych
by Snowden Wright
Biddies in the Belfry:
A Blandings Co-op Tale
On the walk past her neighbor’s door, Ms. Sarah Livingston heard him ask his visitor, “What exactly did you witness Jehovah doing?” That was the moment she fell in love with the bloody devil.
Morning Bites: N.K. Jemisin, Snowden Wright’s Latest, Ismail Kadare, Kingsley Amis Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: exploring the award-winning fiction of N.K. Jemisin, revisiting Kingsley Amis’s novels, and much more.
Two years ago, we published Snowden Wright’s story “Little Pink Dancing Shoes.” Today, we’re thrilled to have an excerpt up from his new novel, Play Pretty Blues. On his website, Wright describes the novel as follows: “The mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson’s life and death long ago became myth. Part researched reconstruction, part vivid imagination, this lyrical novel brings Johnson alive through the voices of his six wives, revealing the husband and son inside the legend, illuminating the vacuum Johnson left […]