In our morning reading: Victor LaValle and Marlon James in conversation, a review of Kelby Losack’s new novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Marlon James’s Latest, Lydia Kiesling, Jace Clayton’s Art, Translating Humor, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Marlon James and Lydia Kiesling, the challenges of translating humor, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Marissa Nadler’s Latest, “A People’s Future of the United States,” Anne-Marie Kinney’s Playlist, David James Keaton, and More
In our afternoon reading: a review of Marissa Nadler’s new album, new writing by Randa Jarrar and David James Keaton, and more.
Morning Bites: American Book Awards, Rivers Solomon, Olga Tokarczuk Excerpted, Pencil Museum, and More
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.