In our morning reading: notes on the writings of Virginie Despentes and Brandon Taylor, an interview with Alex McElroy, and more.
Well, it’s May. The last two weeks have brought to mind both winter and summer; evidently, spring this year is going for more of a median than an actual season. Much like that fluctuation, May brings with it a wide-ranging cohort of books, encompassing everything from bold travelogues to surreal comics. What are we excited about reading this month? Here are a few of the books that caught our eye.
Afternoon Bites: Johannes Anyuru, Sylvia Townsend Warner Revisited, Virginie Despentes, Lance Olsen’s Playlist, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Johannes Anyuru and Virginie Despentes, a playlist from Lance Olsen, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Virginie Despentes Interviewed, Cynan Jones, David Lynch’s Paintings, Bud Smith, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Virginie Despentes, new writing from Bud Smith, and more.
Well, it’s November, and the days are growing shorter and shorter. (Assuming you’re in the northern hemisphere, at least.) We’d say that this group of books are an array of doorstoppers, suitable for curling up by the fire, but that’s not entirely true; most of these books are quite trim, in fact. They do represent a wide array of styles, however: from comic novels to incisive cultural studies; from surreal fiction in translation to candid usage of the essay form. Here are a few of the November books we’re most excited about.
Morning Bites: Karen Russell, Literary Las Vegas, Max Porter Interviewed, Peter Rock’s Playlist,and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Karen Russell and Max Porter, a playlist from Peter Rock, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alexander Chee Nonfiction, Rion Amilcar Scott, Susan Bernhard Interviewed, Virginie Despentes, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Alexander Chee and Rion Amilcar Scott, an interview with Susan Bernhard, and more.
Morning Bites: Spiritualized’s Latest, Virginie Despentes, Gary Shteyngart Interviewed, John Ashbery, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the music of Spiritualized, previewing literary September, and more.