What does April have in store for avid readers? Mind-expanding fiction, incisive nonfiction, and emotionally affecting poetry — and that’s just the beginning. What is perhaps most notable about this month’s intriguing books is how wide a range they cover, from traditional to experimental. Regardless of where your own tastes fall, there’s likely something due out this month that will get your attention. Here’s a look at some of the April books that have piqued ours.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Alisson Wood and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, thoughts on Toni Morrison’s legacy, and more.
In our morning reading: a playlist from Katharine Coldiron, a review of Gabino Iglesias’s new essay, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Jeremiah Moss and Jenny D. Williams, fiction by Gunnhild Øyehaug, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Jeff VanderMeer and Sari Botton, thoughts on D. Foy’s new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: Sari Botton interviews Katherine Heiny, two interviews with Scott McCloud, Molly Crabapple on “broken windows” policing, indie rock reunions and pop charts, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Claudia Rankine, Sari Botton and Alexander Chee talk New York, an essay from Valeria Luiselli, year-in-music thoughts from Zachary Lipez, and more.
This afternoon: Sari Botton remembers Maggie Estep, Jarvis Cocker makes a move into filmmaking, a new story from Shane Jones, and more.