Laura Dzubay

In the face of crushing sentiment, it’s easy to feel like the world is divided up into your foes and your allies, the people who love these places and the people who want to buy them out. I know it’s really a lot less simple and more practical than that: Most of us are regular people, after convenience, not particularly evil or good.

Verity Sturm

As a person who has been spurned and who has dealt with it through one, two, skip-a-few emotional haircuts, this feels good to read.

Natalie Zak

This connection between dedication and content is hard to locate in many of the poems. Most serve a symbolic purpose, anchoring the poem in time and memory, making them only accessible for those familiar with the musician or a specific historical instance.


With mounting, almost morbid horror, the novel is impossible to put down.

Emily Yang

About a year before the publication of his first novel, “Bangkok Wakes To Rain,” Pitchaya Sudbanthad published a listicle cataloging a handful of “place-based

Jane Harper

Jane Harper artfully misdirects the readers so that by the very end, the twist is like a slap in the face. It’s easy to think: How could I have missed this?


Even before the halfway mark in “Trump Sky Alpha,” it’s clear that “Trump” is just another paragon of the overworked, poorly-veiled pandering that seems to have soaked into the pages of some new wave literature.

Maria Popova

Popova examines the lives of the people — mostly queer women — usually excluded from science writing, and in doing so, crafts a narrative about the way people move through history and the way they perceive the scope of the universe. As Virginia Woolf would describe it, “Figuring” is, “no longer rooted, but gold flowing.”

Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker can wring purpose and power from anything, rendering creativity and resilience one and the same. And she knows she’s got it.

Emily Yang

In 1978, the acclaimed novelist Yuko Tsushima published “Territory Of Light” a chapter at a time in the Japanese monthly literary magazine Gunzo, each chapter representing one month in a year.