In our morning reading: news of Patti Smith’s new memoir and a lost Georges Perec novel, new nonfiction from Scott McClanahan and Elif Batuman, a review of Philip Glass’s memoir, and more.
April brings with a host of noteworthy books in a variety of styles. There’s nonfiction from some of the best prose stylists out there, a memoir from a composer who helped refine a now-ubiquitous style, philosophical novels, collections of jarring fiction–there’s plenty for avid readers to delight in this month. What follows are some of our most-anticipated books for this month.
Afternoon Bites: Flying Lotus Interviewed, New Teju Cole Writing, Sean H. Doyle, Claudia Rankine’s Latest, and More
Checking in with Flying Lotus, Lars Iyer, and Justin K. Broadrick; thoughts on new books from Kerry Howley, Claudia Rankine, and Jim Ruland; an excerpt from Sean H. Doyle’s forthcoming book, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Julia Fierro Interviewed, Philip Glass & Steve Reich, Chris L. Terry Fiction, Frieze New York, and More
Julia Fierro discusses her debut novel, new fiction from Chris L. Terry and Sofia Samatar, the end of East Village Radio, when musical icons share a stage, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jhumpa Lahiri on Mavis Gallant, “Einstein on the Beach,” Justin Hocking Excerpted, Kid Millions & J. Spaceman, and More
This afternoon: Jhumpa Lahiri remembers Mavis Gallant, a pair of takes on Matthew Barney’s latest, Jennifer Sky talks Seal, J. Spaceman and Kid Millions collaborate, and more.
Morning Bites: Europe’s “Gatsby,” Questioning the Canon, Amtrak Residency, Joseph Riippi on “The Last Days of California,” and More
This morning: editing the literary canon, Philip Glass on children’s television, Joseph Riippi on Mary Miller’s latest, Amtrak literary residencies, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Philip Glass on Film, Charlie Parker Biographies, LA Art Book Fair, Mitchell S. Jackson Interviewed, and More
Philip Glass talks about writing music for films, Mitchell S. Jackson talks to The Paris Review, a guide to the LA Art Book Fair, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Philip Glass in Nashville, Chicago Photos, Ai Weiwei, Jason Schwartz Interviewed, and More
This afternoon: Jason Schwartz discusses his new book with 3:AM, Swearin’ chats with Noisey, delving into musical history via Paramount Records, and more.