As of this writing, we are currently hunkered down in an air-conditioned environment, given that the early days of August are a perfect example of why New York Augusts can be, shall we say, dank. Perhaps you’re following our lead; perhaps you’re doing your reading from a front porch, back yard, or beach chair instead. Either way, here are some of our recommendations for August reading. Hopefully, you’ll find something to savor from this list.
In our afternoon reading: new writing by Janice Lee, an interview with Dan Bejar, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Janice Lee’s new novel, exploring weird fiction from Finland, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Carlos Fonseca and Jessamine Chan, reviews of books by Janice Lee and Dana Spiotta, and more.
No two books are written the same way, even if they share an author. For some writers, the process of writing one book can sharply influence the writing of the next; for others, the circumstances under which one work is created can be radically different from that work’s predecessor. The last year and a half has seen the release of new books by Janice Lee (Imagine a Death) and Mairead Case (Tiny). In the wake of both books’ release, Lee and Case discussed their own processes, the role of imagery in their books, and the power of names in fiction — among a host of other topics.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Janice Lee, thoughts on the works of Evan Dorkin, and more.
In our morning reading: exploring the work of Mario Levrero, an interview with Janice Lee, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Janice Lee, thoughts on new music from Upper Wilds and Marissa Nadler, and more.