In our afternoon reading: interviews with Ian King and Blake Schwarzenbach, a review of Maryse Meijer’s new book, and more.
And here we go, deeper into fall. Daylight Savings Time looms this weekend, making for shorter days and longer nights; colder temperatures beckon. Does that make it the right time of the year to curl up with a book? Well, sure–but is there ever not a good time of year for that? Among the books we’re most excited about this month are bold riffs on detective fiction, genre-defying narratives, and works of fiction and nonfiction that put politics and culture into sharp relief. Here are some November books (plus a pair from the final days of October) that have caught our eye.
Afternoon Bites: Cristina Rivera Garza’s Latest, Maryse Meijer on Experimental Fiction, John Cage Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: Sarah McCarry on Cristina Rivera Garcia’s newly-translated novel, Alan Sparhawk on football, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: exploring the writings of Dag Solstad, new fiction by Maryse Meijer, and more.
Morning Bites: George Saunders Talks Politics, Maryse Meijer Fiction, De La Soul Revisited, Marisa Anderson, and More
In our morning reading: George Saunders on politics; Jenny Zhang, Tanwi Nandini Islam, and Karan Mahajan in conversation; The Millions previews the second half of the year; and more.