What does the month of June have in store for us? When it comes to books, plenty. A few debut novels we’ve been excited about since they were first announced, some new works by longtime Vol.1 Brooklyn favorites, and some works in translation that promise to expand our horizons. Here’s a look at some of the books that have us most intrigued for the month to come.
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Nicole Dennis-Benn, excerpts from novels by Ramin Ganeshram and Snowden Wright, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Dan Bejar and Nicole Dennis-Benn, thoughts on literary criticism in 2017, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Ann Powers and N.K. Jemisin, thoughts on two books by Nick Joaquin, and more.
I always get something wrong in these. There’s generally one book that I utterly forget to include, remember two days later, and curse myself for leaving out. And this year, I’m throwing in some thoughts on music, so that should offer even more opportunities for retrospective regret. I’m getting in just under the wire with this one, yes indeed.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Zadie Smith’s new novel, musicians react to the election, and much more.
In our morning reading: Thoughts on Yoko Tawada’s new novel, nonfiction from Nicole Dennis-Benn, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Nicole Dennis-Benn, Carl Wilson on the appeal of bad singing, and much more.