A new year has begun. What does the new literary year have in store for us? If January is any indication, there’s a host of acclaimed short fiction on the way; in addition to that, there are new works by some of our favorite writers, as well as acclaimed fiction from around the globe. Here’s a look at some of the January books that have caught our eye.
Our morning reading includes new nonfiction from Jesmyn Ward, Sam Lipsyte, Maris Kreizman, Zachary Lipez, and Scaachi Koul; as well as a whole lot more.
In our afternoon reading: nonfiction from Sam Lipsyte and Jim Ruland, an interview with Jac Jemc, a guide to why you should be reading Sofia Samatar, and more.
For your weekend reading: a profile of Tavi Gevinson, Neil deGrasse Tyson on science fiction films, plastic bags in the works of Sam Lipsyte, Minutemen-themed comics, and more.
This afternoon: new writing from Mitchell S. Jackson and Sam Lipsyte, Adrian Van Young on Linn Ullmann’s latest, Father John Misty on writing songs and books, and more.
Reading about science, economics, and history in order to get out of our bubble. It became important for me in 2013 to read things that weren’t about Brooklyn, American literature, booze, grub, hair, or the fifty-five TV shows you just have to be watching. I get through non-fiction quicker than novels, because I’m not tearing it apart while I read it. So I took to the stars and the soil whenever possible. Livescience, Orion, The New Yorker, Cosmos, Discover, Outside, […]
This afternoon: reading Malcolm Cowley’s letters, Noy Holland is interviewed, Sam Lispyte on what he’s been reading, Gilbert Hernandez, and more.
There is a decidedly eerie portrait of Sam Lipsyte on the cover of this week’s Portland Mercury. (More details here.) Elisabeth Donnelly has a new essay up at The Paris Review. Elmore Leonard on westerns. The Collagist has an excerpt up from Katherine Bucknell’s +1. Kyle Minor was interviewed at Identity Theory. Douglas Wolk on the art of short songs. Blake Butler interviewed Ken Baumann. THE2NDHAND founder Todd Dills is raising funds for a new collection of stories. Calum Marsh on the […]