In our morning reading: some John Steinbeck news, the Kirkus Prize winners, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jeff VanderMeer, “Finnegans Wake” Memorized, Mike Watt, Kevin Wilson’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Jeff VanderMeer, Zack Graham on the year in fiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Paul Tremblay Interviewed, Aspen Words Literary Prize Long List, Mary Gaitskill’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Paul Tremblay and Kevin Wilson, thoughts on Mary Gaitskill’s new book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: “Motherless Brooklyn” Reviewed, Nathanaël, Crime Fiction Recommendations, Kevin Wilson, and More
In our afternoon reading: delving into the film adaptation of “Motherless Brooklyn,” revisiting Stephen Crane’s Asbury Park years, and more.
Well, it’s November, and the days are growing shorter and shorter. (Assuming you’re in the northern hemisphere, at least.) We’d say that this group of books are an array of doorstoppers, suitable for curling up by the fire, but that’s not entirely true; most of these books are quite trim, in fact. They do represent a wide array of styles, however: from comic novels to incisive cultural studies; from surreal fiction in translation to candid usage of the essay form. Here are a few of the November books we’re most excited about.
Afternoon Bites: Kaaron Warren, Lilly Dancyger Interviewed, Elizabeth Hand Excerpted, Kevin Wilson, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Kaaron Warren’s new book, an excerpt from Elizabeth Hand’s latest novel, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Rachel Kushner’s new novel, new writing by Scaachi Koul, and more.
Weekend Bites: Kevin Wilson Interviewed, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Bird in Hand, George Saunders’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Kevin Wilson and Viet Thanh Nguyen, a look at Baltimore’s Bird in Hand, and more.