With the year drawing to a close, we wanted to spotlight a (somewhat arbitrary) number of books due out next year that we’re excited about. It includes the latest books from writers whose work we’ve long enjoyed to debuts to forthcoming tomes that are utterly unexpected. There’s more to come in this vein–in about ten days, we’ll be publishing our January book preview, which will include a lot more books we’re excited about for the first month of the year. […]
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Sarah Gerard’s new book and a Soundgarden reissue, the winners of this year’s This Is Horror Awards, and more.
Weekend Bites: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Natalie Eilbert Poetry, Nora Ephron, Experimental Feminist Literature, and More
In our weekend reading: new writing from Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Natalie Eilbert, and Bijan Stephen; Paula Bomer interviewed by Karolina Waclawiak; and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Elena Ferrante, Sean H. Doyle Interviewed, Artaud’s Legacy, Austin Grossman, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Elena Ferrante and Sean H. Doyle, n + 1 on NYHC, an adaptation of a Sheila Heti short story, and more.
Morning Bites: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Commencement Speech Books, Faith No More, Halle Butler Interviewed, and More
News of a new Ta-Nehisi Coates book, interviews with Halle Butler and Katy Otto, talking with Faith No More about their new album, when commencement speeches become books, and more.
Notes on a new gospel compilation, Jen Doll on the concept of the “serious relationship,” thoughts on some of the year’s best books, feminist science fiction comics, and more.
Morning Bites: Jeff VanderMeer, Jen Doll on “It’s Complicated,” New Noveller, Justin Taylor on Book Tours, and More
In our morning reading: multiple trips to Jeff VanderMeer’s Area X; new nonfiction from Michelle Dean and Jen Doll; new music from Noveller; Justin Taylor on book tours; and more.
Morning Bites: Mallory Ortberg Interviewed, “The Penguin Book of Witches,” PJ Harvey Covers Nick Cave, Michael Robbins, and More
This morning: PJ Harvey recorded a Nick Cave cover; interviews with Sheila Heti, Mallory Ortberg, and Michael Robbins; Sarah McCarry on The Penguin Book of Witches, and more.