Well, it’s April. Nominally it’s springtime–but the presence of snowy weather and temperatures friendly to hot cocoa and roaring fires suggests otherwise. Metaphorically speaking, though, that range of moods and modes lines up pretty neatly with the books that are on our radar for this month–everything from works in translation to bold collections of nonfiction to eagerly-anticipated literary debuts. Here’s a look at several of the books that we’re most excited to explore this month.
Morning Bites: Yoko Tawada’s Latest, Carmen Maria Machado, Kristen Arnett on Libraries, Caroline Says, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Yoko Tawada and Tom Rachman, new writing by Kristen Arnett, and more.
In our morning reading: Thoughts on Yoko Tawada’s new novel, nonfiction from Nicole Dennis-Benn, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Yoko Tawada, Hilton Als on James Baldwin, Mat Johnson Nonfiction, Jim Jarmusch, and More
In our weekend reading: talking with Yoko Tawada, Hilton Als on James Baldwin, thoughts on the new Stooges documentary, and more.
No, I’m not talking about the Police song. Last week, I worked at NYCC for a couple of days. My reading ended up being short and extra-portable. On Friday, as I was leaving my apartment, I grabbed two books from the to-read shelf. The first, Stacey D’Erasmo’s The Art of Intimacy: The Space Between, was one I wanted to have in my head for a story I was (and am) working on. I’d enjoyed her novel Wonderland considerably, and I was curious […]