Looking at the books due out this month, one can find an impressive array of styles, genres, and aesthetics on display. Do you like incisive essays about American society and culture? How about well-received debut fiction, or collections spanning decades of work? Regardless of what you’re seeking, August holds an abundance of literary riches. Here are some of the books due out this month that we’re most excited about.
In 2014, we published a short story from Helen McClory as part of the Sunday Stories series. It combined a terrific sense of place with a distinctive approach to surrealism, and I was happy to see that McClory’s debut collection, On the Edges of Vision, is due out next month. (She’s also running a fundraising campaign for her book tour.) Via email, I talked with her about her collection, her feelings on realism in fiction, location, and the current state […]
Afternoon Bites: Karolina Waclawiak Interviewed, Justin Taylor’s Desk, Helen Macdonald, Helen McClory’s Book Tour, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Karolina Waclawiak and Helen Macdonald, Nick Ripatrazone on New Jersey, Justin Taylor on his writing space, and more.
Last year, we published a short story by Helen McClory titled “Pink Glitter.” We’ve been fans of her work ever since, and we’re eagerly anticipating her collection On the Edges of Vision (and her follow-up, due out from Civil Coping Mechanisms next year.) We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting Helen, along with Susan Rukeyser, author of Not On Fire, Only Dying (which has a glowing blurb from James Ellroy, among others) at WORD on Thursday, September 3rd, at […]
Pink Glitter by Helen McClory Grace unscrews the white lid and pulls out the dripping tiplet and applies the polish to one nail after another, then holds the drying almond surfaces up to the light. Fleck and aura of colour, against the ceiling, the slow chop of the ceiling fan. Tonight’s the night, though it’s not tonight yet. There’s music on shuffle: a mix called MISANDRY+PINK GLITTER. She doesn’t know what misandry means, but it sounds tough and cool, and […]