In our morning reading: the winners of this year’s American Book Awards, an excerpt from Olga Tokarczuk’s new novel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Weike Wang and La Luz, adapting a Victor LaValle novel for television, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sheila Heti Interviewed, A “Tiny Crimes” Excerpt, Julius Eastman, Ben Marcus Fiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Sheila Heti, Victor LaValle on Stephen King’s new novel, Ben Marcus fiction, and much more.
Morning Bites: Joanna C. Valente Fiction, Victor LaValle on Earthquakes, Previewing Literary 2018, J. Kenji López-Alt, and More
In our morning reading: fiction from Joanna C. Valente, Victor LaValle on earthquakes (and the books about them), and much more.
Certain themes keep popping up in the fiction that impressed us most this year: the potential horrors of ambiguity, the nature of immigration, the threat of state violence, mysteries that can’t be solved, and the malleability of memory. That’s not too surprising, given the year we’ve had. Here’s a look at some of our favorite fiction from the year that was.
Afternoon Bites: László Krasznahorkai, Victor LaValle Nonfiction, Louise Erdrich’s Latest, Paul Cohen, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by László Krasznahorkai and Louise Erdrich, new writing by Victor LaValle, and more.
In our morning reading: adapting Ken Liu for film, the World Fantasy Award winners for 2017, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Victor LaValle on Richard Matheson, Simeon Marsalis Nonfiction, Valeria Luiselli, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the fiction of Richard Matheson, Nick Antosca on telling horror stories in 2017, and more.