In our morning reading: talking books with Emma Straub, thoughts on Ocean Vuong’s latest, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Emma Straub’s new novel, politics and comedy converging, and more.
As the city segues further into spring, we’ve got books by a couple of old favorites due out this month. Our notable literary offerings for May tilt heavily on the side of fiction, though there’s also an important and incisive new history of New York to be found here, as well as a resonant memoir and an essential guide to an essential musician. Looking for something to read as the days grow longer and the trees turn green? Here are a few selections for your consideration.
Afternoon Bites: Emma Straub on Bookstores, Hasanthika Sirisena’s Essays, Saša Stanišić Excerpted, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction by Emma Straub, thoughts on Aleksandar Hemon’s new collection, and more.
In our morning reading: adapting the fiction of Jeremy C. Shipp, interviews with Emma Straub and Elle Nash, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Michaelangelo Matos on 1984, Rivers Solomon’s Forthcoming Book, Judith Schlansky’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Michaelangelo Matos, a book about foghorns, and more.
Morning Bites: Gabriel Blackwell’s Playlist, Chris Jackson on Editors, Emma Straub’s Recommendations, Miles Klee Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: a playlist from Gabriel Blackwell, Chris Jackson on editing, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Tariq Shah, Emma Straub on Bookselling, Paul Tremblay, Kate Milliken Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Tariq Shah’s new novel, interviews with Emma Straub and Laura van den Berg, and more.