What does April have in store for avid readers? Mind-expanding fiction, incisive nonfiction, and emotionally affecting poetry — and that’s just the beginning. What is perhaps most notable about this month’s intriguing books is how wide a range they cover, from traditional to experimental. Regardless of where your own tastes fall, there’s likely something due out this month that will get your attention. Here’s a look at some of the April books that have piqued ours.
Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Dmitry Samarov’s new book Old Style, described by the author as “[a]n illustrated book set in Chicago bars between 9/11 and The Plague.” Samarov has an excellent sense for place, personality and setting; this book brings together his skills as a writer with those as an artist, telling a host of compelling stories along the way.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Laird Hunt’s new novel, an interview with Zak Salih, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Angel Bat Dawid’s new album, an interview with Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and more.
In our morning reading: looking back on a classic album from Wipers, an interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Tochi Onyebuchi and Corinne Manning, an excerpt from Dmitry Samarov’s new book, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Paul Lisicky’s new book, interviews with Max Brooks and Bill Buford, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Jenn Shapland, new writing from Alexis Coe, and more.