spoke with Tori Reid about writing, catching dreams, and her forthcoming memoir, Love Yourself Through It.
Growing up, Ernest Hemingway was a hero of mine. While I’ve moved on, I believe he’s a necessary ex to have – even if I regret loving him so.
Anna Sherman’s travel book about Tokyo reads like no other, part history, part fiction, all grounded in fact. A staggering reassembling of an ancient city turned neon metropolis.
Suzanne Daniel’s debut novel navigates the first steps of womanhood in concert with the nation’s feminist awakening in the 1970s. A superb effort.
Alex Landragin’s debut is a book that crosses lifetimes, narratives and, above all, gleefully references other residents of your bookshelf. It’s a ride.
Investigative journalist Jess Hill’s book on domestic violence states an obvious, visceral point. We should focus on the perpetrators as well as the victims.
“Song for the Unraveling of the World” is a book of many things. Above all, it serves as a litmus test of how the reader, and how they see the species.
Kristen Arnett’s book of the dead is a scintillating illumination of what we do when we lose those we love.
As the world faces replacement by our creations and ecological Armageddon, a new wave of sci-fi has emerged to document it.
‘The Doll Factory’ is a novel that supplants modern issues to 1850s London. Purity, possession and a tryst with a taxidermist. Get stuffed, you lot.
Josh Denslow’s book is an examination of the sad, lonely and hopeless. His voice is equal parts funny and galling.
Violet LeVoit’s towering new narrative gives voice to the seedier, more disparate collection of souls that Tinseltown tends to ignore.
Babs, Jan, Neen and Sandra offer heavily salyed insights into the works of beloved children’s author Dr Seuss. Goes well with green ham.
Michelle Arrow’s towering examination of our past also illuminates the vibrant, caustic rolling country we became.
Autumn Christian’s new book is an articulation of deep meaning, sex and the ‘whats’ that keep us.
The harshness of Ann Weisgarber’s frontier setting is matched in the fierce spirit of this historical novel’s central protagonist. A truly decent book of Mormon.
The portrayal of women in fiction is usually either sexual cardboard cutouts or bland nothings. The world of a best-selling French author particularly attests to that fact.
‘Zebra’ is a collection of feelings, and narrative, linked by an obvious truth: Debra Adelaide is a deft author worthy of our national acclaim.
Gabino Iglesias is a man of hustle and naked invention. We spoke to him about his new book ‘Coyote Songs’, his process, and the genre he established for himself.
The Lonesome Bodybuilder is a walk through the underworld of the strange. Buckle up!
Michael Wilson’s peerless salute to those who made it (and those who didn’t) deserves to be consumed in one sitting, and plays best with wine and tissues handy.