In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction from Aleksandar Hemon, Morgan Jerkins, and Judy Berman; a farewell to BookCourt; and more.
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
Afternoon Bites: Steve Himmer’s Latest, Laurie Penny, Margaret Atwood Interviewed, Brian Evenson, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Steve Himmer’s new novel, interviews with Margaret Atwood and Brian Evenson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexandra Kleeman and Lincoln Michel on Fiction, Laurie Penny Interviewed, Sarah Gerard, and More
In our afternoon reading: Alexandra Kleeman and Lincoln Michel talk fiction, new nonfiction from Sarah Gerard, an interview with Laurie Penny, and more.
This may be our largest single month book preview. But then again, this October looks like an unusually strong month for books, whether you’re looking for unsettling fiction in translation, incisive cultural histories, or speculative fiction that takes some of our current concerns to their logical ends. And it wouldn’t be October reading without a couple of glimpses into the uncanny as well. Read on for a glimpse of the books that have caught our attention for this month.
Morning Bites: Margaret Atwood Interviewed, Leland Cheuk and YiShun Lai, A Laurie Penny Excerpt, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Margaret Atwood and David Ulin, Leland Cheuk and YiShun Lai in conversation, and more.
Morning Bites: Janice Lee, Laurie Penny Fiction, Sofia Samatar on Influences, Danielle Dutton’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading: new writing from Janice Lee and Laurie Penny; interviews with Sofia Samatar, Josh Gondelman, and Michael J. Seidlinger; and much more.
Morning Bites: Laurie Penny’s Advice, Chloe Caldwell Interviewed, Alissa Nutting Fiction, Jenny Zhang and Monica McClure, and More
In our Wednesday morning reading: advice from Laurie Penny, Jenny Zhang and Monica McClure on race and humor, new Alissa Nutting fiction, an interview with Chloe Caldwell, and more.