In our morning reading: interviews with Alexander Chee, thoughts on books by Sheila Heti and Brandon Hobson, and more.
With each new novel, Brandon Hobson has created a complete universe, with a distinct tone and voice. His latest novel, Where the Dead Sit Talking, tells the story of Sequoyah, a troubled Cherokee teenager who winds up living with a foster family after his mother is jailed. It’s a quietly devastating book, full of character struggling to understand their own troubles and connect with those around them. It also marks a significant shift from the surreal urban spaces of Desolation […]
Morning Bites: Brandon Hobson’s Recommendations, Tomi Adeyemi, Aaron Gilbreath Nonfiction, Digable Planets, and More
In our morning reading: book recommendations from Brandon Hobson, nonfiction by Aaron Gilbreath, and much more.
Morning Bites: Brandon Hobson Interviewed, Marilynne Robinson, Michel Faber Fiction, Kathe Koja Revisited, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Brandon Hobson, new writing by Michel Faber and Lance Olsen, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Brandon Hobson and Maggie O’Farrell, Volumes Bookcafe holds a fundraiser, and more.
Welcome to February. When looking at the books we’re most excited about for this month, it’s difficult to find a common thread. There are revelatory books that help explain some of the most contentious issues of our time; there are also surreal works of fiction that turn the familiar into the utterly bizarre. These are narratives that unfold in unexpected ways, whether real or imagined–and whether the corners of the world that they illuminate are urgent or obscure, they offer […]
With the year drawing to a close, we wanted to spotlight a (somewhat arbitrary) number of books due out next year that we’re excited about. It includes the latest books from writers whose work we’ve long enjoyed to debuts to forthcoming tomes that are utterly unexpected. There’s more to come in this vein–in about ten days, we’ll be publishing our January book preview, which will include a lot more books we’re excited about for the first month of the year. […]
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Paul Yoon, Brandon Hobson, and Wolfgang Hilbig; an interview with Melissa Febos; and more.