As of this writing, we are currently hunkered down in an air-conditioned environment, given that the early days of August are a perfect example of why New York Augusts can be, shall we say, dank. Perhaps you’re following our lead; perhaps you’re doing your reading from a front porch, back yard, or beach chair instead. Either way, here are some of our recommendations for August reading. Hopefully, you’ll find something to savor from this list.
In our morning reading: an interview with Lynne Tillman, thoughts on new books in translation, and more.
In our afternoon reading: talking books with Gabino Iglesias, new nonfiction by Michelle Tea and Cara Blue Adams, and more.
In our afternoon reading: exploring Lynne Tillman’s prose, new poetry from Saeed Jones, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Laura van den Berg, thoughts on the writings of Norah Lange, and much more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Jordy Rosenberg’s new novel, an essay by Helena Fitzgerald, and much more.
Lynne Tillman’s work encompasses disparate forms, genres, and styles; the result is one of the most singular bibliographies in contemporary American literature. Her latest novel, Men and Apparitions, is centered around on an anthropologist pondering questions of masculinity and exploring his own personal and familial histories. I met with Tillman to discuss her latest novel, the line between essays and fiction, and more.
In our afternoon reading: fiction by Ling Ma, nonfiction by Jess Arndt, thoughts on Lynne Tillman’s new novel, and more.