It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]
It’s been a great year for nonfiction so far, with work that’s encompassed everything from memorable and harrowing true-life stories to formally bold takes on everyday topics. What follows is a look at some of the nonfiction books that have gotten our attention in the first half of this year.
Morning Bites: Marie NDiaye’s Latest, Fitzgerald in Minnesota, Mitchell S. Jackson, Paul Lisicky Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Marie NDiaye’s new novel, exploring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Minnesota, new writing from Jim Ruland, and more.
In our morning reading: Mark de Silva on research, an excerpt from Idra Novey’s new novel, and much more.
In our morning reading: a playlist from Paul Lisicky, new writing from Dolan Morgan and Michele Filgate, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Amy Gustine Interviewed, Morgan Jerkins, Paul Lisicky Nonfiction, Bud Smith’s Playlist, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Amy Gustine, new essays from Morgan Jerkins and Paul Lisicky, a preview of the Manhattanville Reading Series, and more.
And so, a new year begins. Among the books we’re most excited about due out this month are a wide range of works, from challenging short fiction to heart-rending memoir; from a novel that explores the convergence of genres to a novel that explores a politically charged moment in recent history. Here are a few of the works due out this month that have caught our attention.