Christopher Gonzalez discusses his debut story collection, I’M NOT HUNGRY BUT I COULD EAT.
Tags: Alejandro Varela, autofiction, Barrelhouse, bodies, bryan washington, Christopher Gonzalez, community, Danny Caine, desire, Diego Zuniga, eating, flash fiction, food, friendship, gatekeeping, Hannah Grieco, How to Sit, I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat, identity, Jenny Offill, justin torres, LGBTQ, Literary Community, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Puerto Rican, queer, Raven Leilani, regret, Santa Fe Writers Project, sexuality, SFWP, short fiction, short stories, Tyrese Coleman, Tyrese L. Coleman, we the animals
Grant Faulkner shares a reading list to celebrate ALL THE COMFORT SIN CAN PROVIDE.
Tags: All the Comfort Sin Can Provide, Anais Nin, Close to the Knives, crime and punishment, David Wojnarowicz, Denis Johnson, Empire of the Senseless, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Grant Faulkner, jesus son, justin torres, Kathy Acker, Kim Addonizio, leesa cross-smith, Luster, malcolm lowry, Now We're Getting Somewhere, Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Raven Leilani, Roberto Bolaño, So We Can Glow, The Diary of Anais Nin, The Savage Detectives, Under the Volcano, we the animals, What to Read When
Matthew Clark Davison discusses his debut novel, DOUBTING THOMAS.
Tags: A Little Life, ACTUP, AIDS, Amble Press, Anita Bryant, Ann Patchett, Anthem: Homunculus, Autobiography of a Face, Bettyville, Between the World and Me, brothers, Cecil Williams, Celeste Chan, chris offutt, debut novel, Doubting Thomas, fleetwood mac, garth greenwell, gay, George Hodgman, Giovianni's Room, Glide Church, hanya yanagihara, homophobia, homosexuality, internalized homophobia, James Baldwin, Janice Mirikitani, John Cameron Mitchell, June Jordan, justin torres, Landslide, Lawnboy, LGBTQ, Lucy Grealy, lydia peelle, mary gaitskill, Matthew Clark Davison, Michael Cunningham, Michael Nava, My Father the Pornographer, Paul Lisicky, pedophile, pedophilia, Portland, queer, queer bodies, Queer Nation, queerness, Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing, San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Satanic Scare, SFSU, siblings, Sula, Ta-Nehisi Coates, teachers, teaching, The Lab, Toni Morrison, Truth & Beauty, we the animals, What Belongs to You
Jeannine Ouelette discusses her debut memoir, THE PART THAT BURNS.
Tags: Abigail Thomas, Andre Aciman, Antonio Damasio, Bessel van der Kolk, carmen maria machado, Casper Mountain, child abuse, child molestation, child sexual assault, childhood abuse, childhood trauma, Daniel Kahneman, debut memoir, Dept. of Speculation, Donald Maass, Dorothy Allison, Elephant Rock, EMily St John Mandel, epigenetics, family, family trauma, fragmentation, fragmented, fragments, Heavy, In the Dream House, Jeannine Ouellette, Jenny Offill, Jo Ann Beard, Joy Williams, justin torres, Kelly Popoff, Kiese Laymon, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, Looking for Spinoza, Megan Vered, memoir, memories, memory, metaphor, molestation, mothers, mothers and daughters, natural world, nature, paper dolls, portals, Richard McCann, Safekeeping, sexual abuse, sexual assault, Split Lip, Station Eleven, T Kira Madden, The Body Keeps the Score, The Boys of My Youth, The Feeling of What Happens, The Part that Burns, Thinking Fast and Slow, trauma, trauma writing, we the animals, writing constraints, Wyoming
Courtney Maum shares a reading list to celebrate BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL.
Tags: Arda Collins, Before and After the Book Deal, Catherine Lacey, Charlotte Roche, Chris Kraus, courtney maum, deb olin unferth, Heads of the Colored People, Hex, I Love Dick, It Is Daylight, jacqueline woodson, Jenn Shapland, justin torres, Matthew McIntosh, Miranda July, museum of accidents, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, nobody is ever missing, Rachel Zucker, Rebecca Dinerstein Knight, Red at the Bone, the first bad man, TheMystery.Doc, vacation, we the animals, Wetlands, What to Read When
Contributors to GRAFFITI share a reading list of books that that don’t consider the white gaze.
Tags: Bhaskar Caduveti Rao, Devi S. Laskar, Ghachar Ghochar, Gloria Naylor, graffiti, Itzá, justin torres, Kanika Punwani Sharma, Kirin Khan, L. Penelope, Laura Lucas, Lin Y. Leong, Mama Day, Migritude, Monique Quintana, My Beautiful Enemy, My Soul to Keep, Natsuo Kirino, Out, Pallavi Dhawan, POC United, Rios De La Luz, RK Narayan, sarah labrie, Season of Migration to the North, Shailja Patel, Sherry Thomas, Steph Cha, Tamika Thompson, Tananarive Due, Tayeb Salih, The Guide, The Hidden Blade, Vivek Shanbhag, we the animals, What to Read When, white gaze, Your House Will Pay
Tessa Fontaine shares a list of books to celebrate her forthcoming debut memoir,
The Electric Woman. ...more
Tags: Amy Leach, Anne Carson, Annie Hartnett, ariel levy, Autobiography of Red, Euphoria, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Geek Love, Haruki Murakami, jazz, justin torres, Katherine Dunn, Lily King, Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, Rabbit Cake, Ted Conover, tessa fontaine, The Electric Woman, The Rules Do Not Apply, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Things That Are, Toni Morrison, we the animals, What to Read When
Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel,
Marlena, why writing about teenage girls is the most serious thing in the world, and finding truths in fiction. ...more
Tags: 2666, A Rumpus Interview, addiction, adolescence, alcohol, Bleak House, catapult, Chang-rae Lee, claire messud, Curtis Sittenfeld, David Copperfield, death, Dreamland, drug abuse, drugs, Edith Wharton, Eileen, elena ferrante, Elizabeth Bishop, eviction, female friendship, friendship, gender roles, grief, high school, Housekeeping, jane alison, Jane Eyre, Jo Ann Beard, Julie Buntin, justin torres, Lorrie Moore, loss, Margaret Atwood, Maria Anderson, Marilynne Robinson, Marina Benjamin, Marlena, MFA, Michigan, Middlemarch, my antonia, Native Speaker, Neapolitan Novels, Negroland, nine island, Otessa Moshfegh, Prep, Rachel Cusk, Rita Dove, rural life, Sarah Waters, saul bellow, Shirley Jackson, siblings, sisters, Tana French, teenage girls, teenagers, The Atlantic, The Boys of My Youth, The Golden Notebook, The Guardians, The House of Mirth, The Man Who Loved Children, The Middlepause, The Savage Detectives, Toni Morrison, trauma, we the animals, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, writing, zadie smith
Justin Torres has had a lot of jobs. He worked on a farm. He walked dogs. He drove a truck, picking up donations around New England. He even had a stint at Brainwash, folding laundry. Thankfully, along the way he began writing, and his debut novel We the Animals was released in September.
We the Animals, the beautiful debut novel from Justin Torres, moves in small moments. Tiny chapters, spare prose, and meticulous sentences take us through the complicated, messy childhood of three brothers.