Articles by Editor
January 14, 2013
The fiction list includes one of the biggest fiction releases of last year and a book in translation. To our eye, the five make up a well-rounded an interesting mix of titles.
January 7, 2013
At 7,900 words strong and encompassing 79 titles, this is the only 2013 book preview you will ever need.
November 27, 2012
This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.
November 14, 2012
A novel that “hits the bedrock truth about a whole community” takes the fiction prize.
September 24, 2012
A shady cabal of feminist writers conducted a week-long roundtable discussion of Naomi Wolf’s Vagina: A New Biography. The book was troubling, bewildering, and often infuriating. There was a prize for the writer who worked the most puns into her review.
September 21, 2012
What I love most about Gone Girl was the way Flynn made me think about how character and identity are constructed. She made me like and then dislike a character, dislike and then like another one, and then dislike the whole lot of them, the idea of identity dissolving and reappearing at every moment.
September 5, 2012
The site continues to grow, and that means we have an opportunity to add another book-loving person to our team.
August 24, 2012
Excerpt: The Opening Paragraphs of D.T. Max’s Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace 18
The first definitive treatment of David Foster Wallace’s life arrives next week.
July 2, 2012
At 8,700 words strong and encompassing 76 titles, this is the only second-half 2012 book preview you will ever need. Enjoy.
April 16, 2012
“Inventing a character in order to understand historical facts is like fabricating evidence. Or rather, it’s like planting false proof at a crime scene where the floor is already strewn with incriminating evidence.”