In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the fiction of Machado de Assis, a playlist from Katherine Hill, and more.
Weekend Bites: Brandon Taylor Interviewed, Sean Michaels, Amina Cain and Patty Yumi Cottrell, and More
In our weekend reading: interviews with Brandon Taylor and Sean Michaels, thoughts on how best to support musicians, and more.
Morning Bites: McKenzie Wark Interviewed, Printed Matter, Julian K Jarboe’s Playlist, Jessi Jezewska Stevens, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with McKenzie Wark, thoughts on Caribou’s new album, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Casey Cep, a new collaboration from Sarah Gerard and Patty Yumi Cottrell, and more.
Weekend Bites: Rita Bullwinkel Interviewed, Meg Wolitzer, Brooklyn Art Book Fair, Esther Kinsky, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Rita Bullwinkel, previewing the Brooklyn Art Book Fair, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Dino Buzzati and Viv Albertine, an interview with Rachel Lyon, and more.
Last night, the winners of the 2018 Whiting Awards were announced–and among their number were a host of writers whose work we’ve admired for a while.
Certain themes keep popping up in the fiction that impressed us most this year: the potential horrors of ambiguity, the nature of immigration, the threat of state violence, mysteries that can’t be solved, and the malleability of memory. That’s not too surprising, given the year we’ve had. Here’s a look at some of our favorite fiction from the year that was.