Well, it’s November, and the days are growing shorter and shorter. (Assuming you’re in the northern hemisphere, at least.) We’d say that this group of books are an array of doorstoppers, suitable for curling up by the fire, but that’s not entirely true; most of these books are quite trim, in fact. They do represent a wide array of styles, however: from comic novels to incisive cultural studies; from surreal fiction in translation to candid usage of the essay form. Here are a few of the November books we’re most excited about.
In our morning reading: interviews with Karen Russell and Max Porter, a playlist from Peter Rock, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Alexander Chee and Rion Amilcar Scott, an interview with Susan Bernhard, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on the music of Spiritualized, previewing literary September, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Stephen Markley and Fuminori Nakamura, new writing by Troy James Weaver, and more.
What does the month of August have in store for us? In terms of books, the answer is “a lot.” From new works by longtime favorites of ours to unpredictable experimental books to newly translated titles, August has a whole lot to offer. Here’s a look at some of the titles that have caught our attention for the month to come.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Chibundu Onuzo and Rachel Kushner, an interview with Terese Marie Mailhot, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on the fiction of Virginie Despentes, essays by Haley Mlotek and Matthew Gavin Frank, and more.