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.
In our afternoon reading: checking in with Chloe Caldwell, Laird Barron on Peter Straub’s “Koko,” and much more.
Morning Bites: Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, Shawn Vestal, Scott McClanahan on Daniel Johnston, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Chloe Caldwell and Shawn Vestal, Greg Jackson on literary influences, and more.
In our morning reading: a new essay from Chloe Caldwell, thoughts on books from Maggie Nelson and Karan Mahajan, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kaitlyn Greenidge’s Nonfiction, Literary Cuba, Replacements Biography, Ali Eteraz, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Kaitlyn Greenidge and Ali Eteraz, thoughts on a Samuel R. Delany-inspired anthology, and more.
Morning Bites: Paula Fox Interviewed, Chloe Caldwell, Lidia Yuknavitch’s Latest, Beach Reads, and More
In our Monday morning reading: interviews with Paula Fox and Samuel R. Delany, a look at Lidia Yuknavitch’s new novel, notes on beach reads, and more.
Afternoon Bites: A David Shrigley Mascot, Rahawa Haile, New Luc Sante Writing, Dead Moon Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: David Shrigley designed a soccer mascot, new nonfiction from Luc Sante, news of forthcoming books from Melissa Broder and Chloe Caldwell, an interview with Dead Moon, and more.
Morning Bites: Wendy C. Ortiz Interviewed, The Julie Ruin Live, Jessica Hopper, New Chloe Caldwell Essay, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Wendy C. Ortiz and Jessica Hopper, new essays from Chloe Caldwell and Rios de la Luz, and much more.