In our morning reading: fiction from Charles Yu, interviews with Tanwi Nandini Islam and Oneohtrix Point Never, new nonfiction from Meredith Graves and Jason Diamond, and more.
Morning Bites: New Tanwi Nandini Islam Nonfiction, Carrie Brownstein and Questlove, Marie-Helene Bertino on Heroines, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Tanwi Nandini Islam, Maura Johnston, and Marie-Helene Bertino; new fiction from Kevin Maloney; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Joan Didion, Tanwi Nandini Islam Interviewed, Jamie Iredell’s Playlist, Ben Chasny’s Book Tour, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the new Joan Didion biography and Colin Winnette’s latest novel, interviews with Tanwi Nandini Islam and Ben Chasny, and much more.
So far, 2015 has offered more than its share of excellent debut novels. Some of these were the first works we’d heard of from the authors in questions; in other cases, we found ourselves looking at works that fulfilled the promise of the fantastic short fiction that preceded it. Whether on presses large or small, these are some of the debut novels that have caught our attention so far this year.
Looking at the books due out this month, one can find an impressive array of styles, genres, and aesthetics on display. Do you like incisive essays about American society and culture? How about well-received debut fiction, or collections spanning decades of work? Regardless of what you’re seeking, August holds an abundance of literary riches. Here are some of the books due out this month that we’re most excited about.