This week's New Yorker fiction is Mohsin Hamid's "The Face in the Mirror," an excerpt from his forthcoming book The Last White Man.
This week, Paul and Trevor discuss short books (fiction): what makes them special? Which authors specialize in brevity? How have short books impacted our lives as readers? We each share five or our favorites, as well as a ton of great listener recommendations. And be sure to stick around for a fun giveaway and a preview of an upcoming episode where we each assign the other a short novel. We hope you'll read along with us!
This week's New Yorker fiction is Saïd Sayrafiezadeh's "Nondisclosure Agreement."
If you're a bibliophile, what could be better than a book about books? This week, Trevor and Paul are joined by their good friend Simon Thomas to talk about their favorite novels set in the world of books, authors, libraries and bookstores. We each choose three favorites, but we certainly don't limit our discussion to those nine choices. From Matilda and Bunnicula to Umberto Eco and Rose Macauley (and many, many more), this is another episode that is sure to bolster your TBR pile!
The Criterion Collection has announced what they'll be releasing in July 2022.
This week's New Yorker story is Elif Batuman's "The Repugnant Conclusion," an adaptation from her forthcoming novel Either/Or.
This week's New Yorke fiction is Sheila Heti's "Just a Little Fever."
In this special author episode, Trevor and Paul talk about Jane Austen.
This week's New Yorker fiction is Kevin Barry's "The Pub with No Beer."
This week's New Yorker fiction is Artem Chapeye's "The Ukraine," translated from the Ukrainian by Zenia Tompkins.