In our morning reading: an interview with Kristen Radtke, new writing from Alexander Chee, Maris Kreizman on her favorite books of the year, and more.
For as long as novels have existed, writers have found the juxtaposition of marriages and war difficult to resist. The contrast is hard to miss: an institution that brings two people together brought into comparison with an event that puts thousands, if not millions, of people at violent odds with one another. Wars can strain the bonds of matrimony: sometimes by separating two people and sometimes by placing them on opposite sides of a conflict. The overlap of a marriage […]
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
Afternoon Bites: Anuk Arudpragasam Interviewed, Notes on “Atlanta,” Helena Fitzgerald Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Anuk Arudpragasam, new writing from Helena Fitzgerald, and much more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on a Ben Katchor graphic novel, first novelists trade stories, and much more.
From surreal and disquieting fiction to insightful and disarming essays, many of the books we’re most excited about in September are ones we’ve been waiting to see for a long time. Some are the first books by writers whose work we’ve enjoyed for a while; others collect short fiction from people whose longer-form work has already impressed us. Either way, there are a lot of captivating books due out this September; here are some of the books that have gotten […]