August brings with it hotter temperatures, a vision of a more humid life, and the slightest hint that fall might be on the way. August also brings with it a host of thought-provoking books, deftly-translated works from around the world, and imaginative fiction that riffs on contemporary concerns. Here’s a look at some of the books due out this month that have us most excited.
In our weekend reading: new writing from Nell Zink, an interview with Laird Hunt, a new video from Early Riser, and more.
In our afternoon reading: novels about translators, an interview with Robert Macfarlane, nonfiction from Nell Zink, and more.
In our afternoon reading: checking in with Daniel José Older, interviews with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Little Wings, the best 33 1/3 books, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a new essay from Nell Zink, thoughts on an Arthur Russell album, the Nebula Award winners, The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award shortlist, and more.
In our morning reading: Kate Zambreno interviewed Suzanne Scanlon, notes on books by Kent Russell and Alexander G. Weheliye, talking jazz and religion, and more.
In our afternoon reading: delving into the history and writings of Nell Zink, an interview with Maria Dahvana Headley, excerpts from forthcoming books by Jon Fine and Robert Sietsema, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Chelsea Hodson and Juliet Escoria in conversation, notes on the new Björk album, Sarah Gerard on the latest from Nell Zink, Rosie Schaap on Sazeracs, and more.