In our morning reading: literary awards for Helen McClory and Michael Faber, an interview with Adrian Van Young, notable books from the New York Times, and more.
So: The Book of Strange New Things. I’d been curious about Michael Faber’s new novel for a while, and cracked into it earlier this week. The setup is simple and almost archetypal: in the near future, a man named Peter is set on a mission to minister to a group of aliens on a distant planet, while his beloved wife Beatrice stays behind on an Earth in which existing economic and environmental tensions are ratcheting up even higher. The terrain over which […]
In our morning reading: Michael Faber on his last novel, an interview with Megan Stielstra, Adrian Van Young on horror, new writing from Ben Tanzer, and more.