What does the month of July have to offer? Fireworks, rising temperatures, and an increased likelihood of humidity. In terms of books, the outlook is better: everything from debut fiction to reissues of cult novels, along with eagerly awaited books from some of our longtime favorites. Whether you’re headed to the beach or holing up inside with the air conditioning, this month’s new books offer plenty to delight and impress you.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Clarice Lispector and Alexander Chee, an interview with Neko Case, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Will Boast and Sergio De La Pava, revisiting the music of The Ex, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Wayne Koestenbaum, Emma Ramadan on the life of a translator, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Wayne Koestenbaum, Sarah Gerard, and Durga Chew-Bose; and much more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on work by Wayne Koestenbaum and Molly Crabapple, Rosie Schaap on punches and cocktails, and more.
I think it’s safe to say that October is something of a juggernaut, as far as books we’re looking forward to are concerned. The full spectrum is covered: surreal short fiction, expansive works in translation, smart juxtapositions of pop and literary culture, insightful memoirs, and more.
In our Monday afternoon reading: interviews with Wayne Koestenbaum, Mairead Case, and Jon Wurster; a look at Will Wiles’s new novel; thoughts on Anthony Bourdain; and more.