Publishers Weekly looks ahead to the best books of the summer, including John Waters’s hitchhiking memoir; an updated Philip Marlowe novel from John Banville (writing as Benjamin Black); another Bolaño; and NYRB classics from Jean-Patrick Manchette and Alberto Moravia.
An interview with Leslie Jamison, author of the The Empathy Exams: “I think shame is a powerful signal—like a fever—of some internal struggle. I mean, shame comes attached to many things—often traumatic things, and I would never want to reduce those traumas to mere sites of interest—but there are kinds of shame that are like arrows pointing to something tangled and subterranean, a faltering defense of self or an ache that hasn’t yet figured out its origins.”
Felix Salmon considers Gideon Lewis-Kraus’s new Kindle short about a Silicon Valley startup.
Claudia Rankine has been awarded Poets & Writers’ Jackson poetry prize.