In an era of increasing medical costs, heated political debates over the nature of healthcare, and financial instability, reading about all things medical can be as unsettling as the most unpredictable of horror stories. There have been a host of acclaimed works of nonfiction dealing with their authors’ experiences with illnesses and the medical system in recent years, including Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, Joshua Mohr’s Sirens, and Porochista Khakpour’s forthcoming Sick. But numerous recent works of fiction have […]
Afternoon Bites: Marie NDiaye’s Latest, Breakmaster Cylinder, Colin Dickey Nonfiction, Rob Hart on Interviews, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Marie NDiaye’s newly-translated novel, new nonfiction by Brandon Taylor and Colin Dickey, and more.
Welcome to the month of July. Odds are good that your Instagram has a higher-than-usual percentage of images of books read beside water and sand; odds are good that your social media feed abounds with frustration with humidity, public transit delays, and the joys of summer heat. July also brings with it a fascinating assortment of new (and newly translated) books, from thought-provoking fiction to incisive nonfiction. Here’s a look at some of the books that are on our minds […]
Morning Bites: Joan Didion, Marissa Nadler on White Lung, Marie NDiaye’s Latest, Zadie Smith, and More
In our morning reading: nonfiction from Joan Didion, thoughts on new works by Marie NDiaye and White Lung, and more.
Morning Bites: Marie NDiaye’s Latest, Fitzgerald in Minnesota, Mitchell S. Jackson, Paul Lisicky Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Marie NDiaye’s new novel, exploring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Minnesota, new writing from Jim Ruland, and more.