Congratualtions to this year's recipients of the Whiting Award. Excerpts of their work can be found at The Paris Review Daily.
Hard Damage works to relentlessly interrogate the self and its shortcomings. In lyric and documentary poems and essayistic fragments, Aria Aber explores the historical and personal implications of Afghan American relations.
Poetry. African & African American Studies. Latinx Studies. Women's Studies. Diannely Antigua's debut collection, UGLY MUSIC, is a cacophonous symphony of reality, dream, trauma, and obsession. It reaches into the corners of love and loss where survival and surrender are blurred.
"Flawless... A work of singular distinction, one for which the word 'remark-able' is an understatement. Arbery is a greatly talented writer who has given us a drama as exciting and challenging--nay, daring--as any new play I've ever reviewed." --Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping
“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez
"In these irreverent pages, a shapeshifter gets a crash course in gender and sexuality by inhabiting both sides of the binary and arriving precisely somewhere in the middle." —O, The Oprah Magazine
“HOT” (Maggie Nelson) • “TIGHT” (Eileen Myles) • “DEEP” (Michelle Tea)
Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.
"A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." —Michael Schaub, NPR.org
Winner of the 2021 Kate Tufts Discovery Award
Winner of a 2020 Whiting Award in Poetry
Finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry
Sisterhood is forever…whether you like it or not.
Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane’s deliciously addictive, voyeuristic exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what happens in a sorority house.
Twinsets and pearls, secrets and kinship, rituals that h
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
Poetry. Poetry and translations by Genya Turovskaya have been published in Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, Aufgabe, A Public Space, Octopus, Jubilat and others. Her recent translations include Elena Fanailova's THE RUSSIAN VERSION (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019) and Aleksandr Skidan's RED SHIFTING (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007).