Would you look at this — it’s 2023. Even more intriguingly, there are a whole bunch of new books due out this year. 2023 is off to an excellent start, we’d argue, with a couple of books we’ve been looking forward to reading for years. This month brings with it an impressive assortment of styles, including formally inventive poetry and politically incisive tales of the uncanny. What are we most excited about? Read on to find out.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Grady Hendrix’s new book, new music from Anna Meredith, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on the writing of Nana Nkweti, revisiting the history of ska, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a look back at the works of Rosario Castellanos and Lillian Ross, thoughts on a 21st century literary canon, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Julee Cruise and Andrea Kleine, thoughts on Tommy Orange’s new book, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Anne Helen Petersen and Robin Sloan, talking reunions with Tim and Mike Kinsella, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Durga Chew-Bose, Marlon James and Lisa Lucas in conversation, new stories by Justin Taylor and John Jodzio, and more.