In our morning reading: new essays from Kiese Laymon and Jeff VanderMeer; award speeches from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Karl Ove Knausgaard; and more.
This month looks to be a decidedly interesting month for books. There’s surreal fiction that carves out its own space in which to thrive, reissues of compelling work from the first half of the 20th century, an unexpected look at science fiction favorites, and a return from one of the best nonfiction writers out there. There’s plenty due out this month to capture a reader’s attention. Here are several of the books that have caught our eye for the month […]
Afternoon Bites: New Zadie Smith Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin, Michaelangelo Matos Interviewed, John Freeman on Tomas Tranströmer, and More
In our afternoon reading: new fiction from Zadie Smith; interviews with Terese Svodoba, Chuck Palahniuk, and Tomas Tranströmer; news of a new Yo La Tengo album; and more.
Real talk: Tomas Tranströmer won the Nobel Prize for literature, and we’ve never read any of his work. But that doesn’t stop us from thinking the cover for his “20 Poems” is really cool. Philip Roth didn’t win (again…), but he’s been shortlisted for an award celebrating medicine in literature. Steve Jobs gave us our choice of fonts. This whole Lev Grossman book becoming a movie thing is really awesome news. Joshua Cohen says Yizkor (remembrance) for books. Ethan Nosowsky […]