A new year, and plenty of new books to go along with it. The works that have us the most excited this month are a wide-ranging bunch, encompassing memoir, uncanny translated fiction, and groundbreaking explorations of the craft of writing. There’s plenty to keep you hooked this month, when it comes to noteworthy books; here’s a look at some of the ones that have us especially intrigued.
In our morning reading: thoughts on David Quantick’s new novel, fiction from Sarah Gerard, and more.
In our afternoon reading: excerpts of books by Mira Jacob and David Nutt, an interview with Richard Chiem, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Chelsea Hodson, new nonfiction by Jaya Saxena, and more.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from Leni Zumas’s novel, an interview with Jimin Han, and much more.
In our morning reading: a review of Denis Johnson’s new collection, fiction by Bud Smith and Kimberly Wang, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Ann Powers and Matthew Neill Null, testing out witchcraft, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on “The Art of the Affair,” new music from Joan of Arc and Brian Eno, and more.