Currently reading – Short Story Theory at a Crossroads edited by Susan Lohafer and Jo Ellyn Clarey. Had to order this used. Somebody highlighted the fuck out of it.
Currently reading – Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo. Born in 1917, Rulfo was a Mexican writer and photographer. While considered one of Mexico’s greatest writers (and an influence on Gabriel Garcia Marquez), Rulfo’s collected published works only add up to about 300 pages. He died in 1986.
Currently reading – The Leavers by Lisa Ko. This novel is about the disappearance of an undocumented Chinese woman working in New York City, leaving her 11 year old child abandoned.
Currently reading – Diary of an Oxygen Thief, by Anonymous. This short novel, by an anonymous Danish man, was sort of a self-published phenomenon about ten years ago. I was curious, so I picked it up.
Currently reading – Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat. Danticat is a Haitian-American writer born in 1969. I’ve read her before and she’s amazing.
Currently reading – The Madman of Freedom Square, by Hassan Blasim. Born in 1973, Blasim is an Iraqi filmmaker and writer who lives in Finland. This is a book of his short stories.
Currently reading – In the Country, by Mia Alvar. Alvar is a young Filipino-American and Harvard graduate born in Manila. This is a collection of her short stories.