In our morning reading: conversations with Yaa Gyasi and Madison Smartt Bell, a visit to this year’s StokerCon, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Leland Cheuk and Yaa Gyasi, thoughts on books by Tommy Pico and Margaret Wappler, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Alejandro Zambra Interviewed, Yaa Gyasi, Annie DeWitt Fiction, Joanna C. Valente Poetry, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Alejandro Zambra, poetry by Joanna C. Valente and Roberto Montes, and more.
Putting together this list of standout fiction published so far this year wasn’t an easy task, mostly because it could just as easily have been twice as long. It’s been a very good year for fiction, whether your tastes head more towards classical storytelling, or narrative innovation, or incisive societal observations. What follows is a list of some of the books published in the first half of 2016 that have impressed us the most.
Afternoon Bites: Svetlana Alexievich, Yaa Gyasi Nonfiction, Gabino Iglesias, Lisa Prank Interviewed, and More
Thoughts on books by Svetlana Alexievich and Gabino Iglesias, new writing from Yaa Gyasi, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Yaa Gyasi Interviewed, Justin Torres Nonfiction, Janice Lee on Fritters, Karen Russell, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Yaa Gyasi and Karen Russell, nonfiction from Justin Torres and Janice Lee, and much more.