From Book Reviews and News, Literary Criticism, and Fiction: Colin Barrett’s flash-fiction story about three Irish factory workers and their chance encounter with a bald man.
From Entertainment Weekly: Back in March, we gave you a sneak peek inside The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird — a forthcoming picture book starring Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as kids on a camping trip. Of course, in true X-Files fashion, the trip takes a turn for the eerie when they start seeing strange lights and shadows and hearing weird sounds coming from outside their tent.
From Omnivoracious: Proud B-list actor Bruce Campbell brings out a new volume of his laugh-out-loud memoirs this month–and tells us which nonfiction books have grabbed his interest recently.
From The New York Times: A family memoir makes the case that autism is different, not less.
From The New York Times: A postmodern buddy-cop novel sends up the world of semiotics.
From The New York Times: Danzy Senna’s new novel follows a woman’s love triangle (of sorts) with two men.
Lit Hub interviews author Katie Kitamura.
In Slate, a look at the trend of literary authors writing true-crime books.
From Book Reviews and News, Literary Criticism, and Fiction: Alejandro Chacoff on the allure and prescience of the late Argentine writer Ricardo Piglia’s novel “Artificial Respiration.”
From Goodreads Blog: David Baron’s new nonfiction work, American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World, chronicles how three scientists raced to study the rare solar eclipse of 1878 as it darkened America’s wild west.
From The New York Times: Of the 10 plays August Wilson wrote — two of which won him the Pulitzer Prize — nine were based in and around the Hill District in Pittsburgh; he chronicled the city’s changing landscape over decades. He is not the only writer to have chosen the Steel City as a backdrop.
From The New York Times: Still gobsmacked by the 2016 election, many liberals may be yearning for a thoughtful, generous and well-informed book to put it all in perspective, a strategic account of where they’ve been, where they are now and where they ought to go. In “The Once and Future Liberal,” Mark Lilla, a professor of the humanities at Columbia and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, says his aim is to unify today’s fractured liberals around an agenda “emphasizing what we all share and owe one another as citizens, not what differentiates us.”
From The New York Times: And then there is the appendix. You have turned the last page of Lucy Ives’s intricate, darkly funny debut, and a curious timeline appears. Have you missed a plot point or two or 10?
From Omnivoracious: The World Science Fiction Convention names its picks for the best writing in science fiction.
From NYT > Books: In her epistolary memoir, “The Book of Emma Reyes,” the Colombian painter recounts her childhood in Bogotá, made vivid by the horrors of the workhouse.