A new year, and plenty of new books to go along with it. The works that have us the most excited this month are a wide-ranging bunch, encompassing memoir, uncanny translated fiction, and groundbreaking explorations of the craft of writing. There’s plenty to keep you hooked this month, when it comes to noteworthy books; here’s a look at some of the ones that have us especially intrigued.
In our morning reading: Viet Thanh Nguyen on books and politics, an interview with Dylan Meconis, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Namwali Serpell and Maria Tumarkin in conversation, fiction from David Leo Rice, and more.
In our afternoon reading: revisiting Breece D’J Pancake’s work, an interview with Legacy Russell, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Lynn Steger Strong, an interview with Mary South, and more.
The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Wayne Koestenbaum’s new book, an interview with David Leo Rice, and more.
In our morning reading: essays by Tim Kinsella and Robert Lopez, how coronavirus is affecting writers, and more.