Currently reading – Homie by Danez Smith. Smith is a young, non-binary American poet.
Currently reading – Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison. Born in 1949, Allison is an American writer. Published in 1992, this novel is often banned from public schools due to its graphic depiction of child abuse and molestation.
Currently reading – Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction, by Bernard Wood.
Currently reading – Ponti by Sharlene Teo. Born in 1987, Teo is a Singaporean writer based in the U.K. This novel is about the teenage daughter of a former actress who now makes a living performing seances.
Currently reading – The Iron Dragon’s Daughter, by Michael Swanwick. Swanwick is an American science fiction and fantasy writer who began publishing in the 80s. This novel is about a little girl who works in a factory producing iron dragons for war.
Currently reading – The Meaning of Freedom, by Angela Y. Davis. Born in 1944, Davis is a political activist, philosopher, and author.
Currently reading – Cherry by Nico Walker. Born in 1985, Walker is a young American writer. This novel depicts a military veteran who becomes addicted to opioids and starts robbing banks to pay for his habit. It’s autobiographical – the author is currently in prison.
Currently reading – Every Fire You Tend, by Sema Kaygusuz. Born in 1972, Kaygusuz is a novelist and short story writer from Turkey. This novel is based on the brutal true story of Turkey’s 1938 extermination of a community of Kurds.
Currently reading – Derrida: A Very Short Introduction, by Simon Glendinning. Derrida was a French philosopher (1930-2004) known for his work in post-structuralism. (Note: As it turns out, I already read the book I last posted. 🙄)
Currently reading – The Best American Short Stories 2013, edited by Elizabeth Strout. Going backwards through time with these.