In our morning reading: Blake Butler on Vladimir Sorokin’s fiction, an interview with Jerry Stahl, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lucy Ives’s Latest, Joseph Osmundson Nonfiction, Revisiting Vladimir Sorokin, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Lucy Ives’s new book, essays by Chloe Caldwell and Joseph Osmundson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Paige Clark’s Collection, Revisiting Paul Tremblay, Vladimir Sorokin’s Dystopia, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Paige Clark and Vladimir Sorokin, the case against prison book bans, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Premee Mohamed Fiction, The Comet Is Coming Returns, Revisiting Vladimir Sorokin, and More
In our afternoon reading: stories by Premee Mohamed and Corey Farrenkopf, delving into comics anthologies, and more.
Morning Bites: Nick Ripatrazone Interviewed, Maud Newton’s Playlist, Maggie Shipstead on Books, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Nick Ripatrazone and Maggie Shipstead, talking zines, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Revisiting “Jane Eyre” and “Wide Sargasso Sea,” Naomi Skwarna Fiction, Lush’s Reunion, Vladimir Sorokin, and More
In our afternoon reading: revisiting novels by Charlotte Brontë and Jean Rhys, checking in with Lush, thoughts on Steve Toutonghi’s new novel, and more.
December is traditionally a slow month for new books, to be sure–but that doesn’t mean that it’s devoid of them entirely. In fact, some of the most singular works that have come onto our radar this year boast December release dates, from a politically charged memoir to tales of cosmic horror in the Eisenhower era to a trip through a surreal version of Russia. Read on for thoughts on some of the books we’re most excited about for this month.
Morning Bites: Vladimir Sorokin on Russia and Ukraine, Wendy C. Ortiz, Samantha Irby Interviewed, Revisiting “Paul’s Boutique,” and More
The history of Paul’s Boutique, Vladimir Sorokin on the current situation in Ukraine, a pair of interviews with Samantha Irby, Wendy C. Ortiz’s memoir, and more.