In our afternoon reading: new writing from Jeff VanderMeer, Zack Graham on the year in fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kali Fajardo-Anstine on 2019, Mairead Case, Bud Smith on Naps, Josh Gondelman, and More
In our afternoon reading: Kali Fajardo-Anstine looks back on the year in books, essays from Mairead Case and Bud Smith, and more.
Morning Bites: Jeff VanderMeer Interviewed, Madison McFerrin, Revisiting “I Hotel,” Lynn Steger Strong, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Jeff VanderMeer, new writing from Lynn Steger Strong, and more.
Snow’s on the ground, the winds are chilly, and the holiday season looms. December can be an unexpected month for new books. But there are a host of gems due out in the coming weeks, including a number of great works in translation, some boldly inscribed poetry, and new and unpredictable novels from some of our favorite writers. Here are some December books that caught our eye.
Recently, MCD Books has begun to establish itself as a home for some of today’s most memorable horror fiction. That’s bolstered by the recent publication of Rachel Eve Moulton’s Tinfoil Butterfly and the forthcoming publication of Andy Davidson’s The Boatman’s Daughter. To learn more about the press’s foray into horror, their aesthetic, and their future plans, I spoke with MCD Books Executive Editor Daphne Durham. Our conversation touched on everything from what constitutes literary horror to the legacies of bygone horror imprints, and includes some details of what you can expect from horror at MCD Books in the future.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with T Fleischmann and Aya de Leon, a review of Sam Lipsyte’s latest novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Jeff VanderMeer Excerpted, Jess Row, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Interviewed, J. Ryan Stradal, and More
In our morning reading: excerpts from novels by Jeff VanderMeer and Gina Apostol, an interview with Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Michele Filgate Interviewed, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Keith Buckley’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, reviews of books by Rodrigo Rey Rosa and Keith Buckley, and more.