As of this writing, we are currently hunkered down in an air-conditioned environment, given that the early days of August are a perfect example of why New York Augusts can be, shall we say, dank. Perhaps you’re following our lead; perhaps you’re doing your reading from a front porch, back yard, or beach chair instead. Either way, here are some of our recommendations for August reading. Hopefully, you’ll find something to savor from this list.
In our afternoon reading: a new album from OFF!, literary award lists, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Tiphanie Yanique and Keith Ridgway, when books become movies become comics, and more.
TOBIAS CARROLL is the author of Political Sign (Bloomsbury, 2020), Transitory (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), and Reel (Rare Bird, 2016). He is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn, and writes Words Without Borders’ Watchlist column. His writing has been published by Tin House, Rolling Stone, Hazlitt, The Scofield, Bookforum, and more. He has taught writing courses for LitReactor and Catapult.
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Dantiel W. Moniz, an interview with Ben Okri, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with emily m. danforth, fiction by Kevin Brockmeier, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Pete Beatty, Gabino Iglesias on scary stories, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Todd Dills, a playlist from Deesha Philyaw, and more.