In our morning reading: a look at the making of “Droneflower,” thoughts on books by Helen Oyeyemi and Guillermo Saccomanno, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Helen Oyeyemi Interviewed, Mark de Silva Fiction, Lina Meruane on Chilean Fiction, Julius Eastman Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Helen Oyeyemi, new fiction by Mark de Silva, and much more.
Morning Bites: Helen Oyeyemi, Summer Brennan Interviewed, Sandra Newman on Utopianism, Irvine Welsh, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Helen Oyeyemi’s new novel, interviews with Summer Brennan and Irvine Welsh, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Helen Oyeyemi Interviewed, Nikesh Shukla, William Boyle’s Latest, William Basinski, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Helen Oyeyemi and Nikesh Shukla, new writing by Jessie Chaffee, and more.
Putting together this list of standout fiction published so far this year wasn’t an easy task, mostly because it could just as easily have been twice as long. It’s been a very good year for fiction, whether your tastes head more towards classical storytelling, or narrative innovation, or incisive societal observations. What follows is a list of some of the books published in the first half of 2016 that have impressed us the most.
Afternoon Bites: Maile Meloy Interviewed, Helen Oyeyemi, PJ Harvey, Fall Fiction Previewing, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Maile Meloy and Helen Oyeyemi, Zorah Atash on the music of PJ Harvey, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Literary Disappearances, BuzzFeed Reader Debuts, Helen Oyeyemi’s Latest, Heron Oblivion, and More
In our afternoon reading: novels with disappearances, reviews of books by Sofia Samatar and Helen Oyeyemi, the debut of BuzzFeed Reader, and more.
Morning Bites: Dana Spiotta, Sean H. Doyle Interviewed, Helen Oyeyemi, Olivia Laing’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: Rachel Kushner and Dana Spiotta in conversation, interviews with Sean H. Doyle and Helen Oyeyemi, and more.