In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from André Alexis’s new novel, an interview with David Leo Rice, and much more.
Rumor has it that it’s now springtime. And while we’re tempted to volley forth a “spring cleaning? more like spring reading, am I right?”-level salvo, it may be the wiser course of action to simply make with the book recommendations. And thus, here were go, with April’s notable titles encompassing everything from fictional trips into the uncanny to nonfiction that may bring clarity to a frustrating world. Here are some of the books that have caught our eye this month.
Afternoon Bites: Jesmyn Ward, John Ashbery Remembered, Patty Yumi Cottrell’s Latest, LCD Soundsystem, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Jesmyn Ward and Nick Laird, thoughts on the new LCD Soundsystem album, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Windham-Campbell Prize Winners, Lauren Elkin, Tim Horvath Fiction, Edward St Aubyn On Screen, and More
In our afternoon reading: this year’s winners of the Windham-Campbell Prize, new writing from Lauren Elkin and Catherine LaSota, and more.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Eimear McBride’s new novel, new music from Kim Gordon, great film adaptations of novels, and more.
This may be our largest single month book preview. But then again, this October looks like an unusually strong month for books, whether you’re looking for unsettling fiction in translation, incisive cultural histories, or speculative fiction that takes some of our current concerns to their logical ends. And it wouldn’t be October reading without a couple of glimpses into the uncanny as well. Read on for a glimpse of the books that have caught our attention for this month.
Afternoon Bites: André Alexis, Guardian First Book Award Shortlist, Graphic Novel History, Ork Records, and More
In our afternoon reading: André Alexis wins an award, Shopping’s new album is reviewed, delving into the history of graphic novels, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Etgar Keret’s Playlist, Jami Attenberg Interviewed, André Alexis, Karolina Waclawiak’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an Etgar Keret playlist, Jami Attenberg on a pair of terrific podcasts, Justin Taylor on The Grateful Dead, an excerpt from Karolina Waclawiak’s new one, and more.