In our morning reading: Alexander Weinstein on writing, an interview with Hua Hsu, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Johannes Anyuru, Sylvia Townsend Warner Revisited, Virginie Despentes, Lance Olsen’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Johannes Anyuru and Virginie Despentes, a playlist from Lance Olsen, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Lydia Davis’s essays, the place where language and dystopias converge, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jennifer Croft’s Recommendations, Jami Attenberg, Mark Haber Interviewed, Wonderland Book Awards, and More
In our afternoon reading: Jennifer Croft talks books, Jami Attenberg talks dogs, and more.
Morning Bites: Leslie Jamison Interviewed, Jennifer Croft, Wang Anyi’s Latest, Naja Marie Aidt, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Leslie Jamison, thoughts on Jennifer Croft’s new book, and more.
It’s little more than a funny coincidence that two books with the same name are coming out within a month of each other this fall. The books are completely different—one is a memoir, the other a collection of short stories. Their shared name doesn’t lead to the same questions as the year of the two Prefontaine movies or the year of the two Capote movies. Far more productive is the question of what each author is doing with the word and metaphor of homesickness, and what would lead them to separately title their books the same way.
Afternoon Bites: Halle Butler, Booker Prize Shortlist, Jennifer Croft Interviewed, Kevin Barry’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Halle Butler and Jennifer Croft, the Booker Prize shortlist, and more.
And lo, we’re in September. Nominally, the weather should start to get cooler; by month’s end, we might just see the first glimmerings of the coziness that autumn brings. What are we looking forward to reading this month? A whole array of books, from new works by old favorites to long-awaited debuts. There’s a lot to look forward to here; what follows is a look at some of the books we’re most excited about.