In our morning reading: looking back on a classic album from Wipers, an interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Viv Albertine, Dan Sheehan Interviewed, Stephen Malkmus, Adapting “Sweetbitter,” and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Viv Albertine and Stephen Malkmus, exploring the television adaptation of “Sweetbitter,” and more.
Afternoon Bites: Stephanie Danler Interviewed, Nicole Haroutunian Fiction, Small Press Books in 2016, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Stephanie Danler, new writing from Nicole Haroutunian, and more.
Putting together this list of standout fiction published so far this year wasn’t an easy task, mostly because it could just as easily have been twice as long. It’s been a very good year for fiction, whether your tastes head more towards classical storytelling, or narrative innovation, or incisive societal observations. What follows is a list of some of the books published in the first half of 2016 that have impressed us the most.
Morning Bites: Tanwi Nandini Islam, Monica Byrne Fiction, Stephanie Danler’s Playlist, Jenny Diski, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Tanwi Nandini Islam, a playlist from Stephanie Danler, fiction from Monica Byrne, and more.
Weekend Bites: Francine Prose on “Frankenstein,” Drew Nellins Smith, Adapting “The Interestings,” Marissa Nadler on Mitski, and More
In our weekend reading: Francine Prose on Frankenstein, thoughts on the adaptation of “The Interesting,” an interview with Drew Nellins Smith, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Samantha Hunt, Stephanie Danler Interviewed, Laird Barron, László Krasznahorkai’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Samantha Hunt and Clancy Martin, thoughts on new books from Laird Barron and László Krasznahorkai, and much more.