In our afternoon reading: interviews with Roxane Gay and Eugene Lim, an Other Music documentary, and more.
We live in an era that abounds with strong, memorable essays, and with her new book Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal, Wendy S. Walters has made an important contribution to this field. That said, simply calling Multiply/Divide an essay collection doesn’t quite reflect the entire scope of the book, which encompasses numerous approaches to the essay, as well as fictionalized takes on certain themes and settings. The pieces collected in Walters’s book memorably showcase a number of perspectives […]
Looking at the books due out this month, one can find an impressive array of styles, genres, and aesthetics on display. Do you like incisive essays about American society and culture? How about well-received debut fiction, or collections spanning decades of work? Regardless of what you’re seeking, August holds an abundance of literary riches. Here are some of the books due out this month that we’re most excited about.