The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

Adam Johnson Wells Tower Victor Lodato Shane Bauer Joshua Fattal Sarah Shourd Christopher Myers Anders Carlson-Wee Daniel Alarcón Rebecca Curtis Sheila Heti Heidi Julavits Leanne Shapton Ammi Keller Claudia Rankine Paul Tough Tom McAllister Paul Salopek Joan Wickersham Emily Carroll Inés Fernández Moreno Corinne Goria Box Brown Sarah Marshall Rachel Zucker Lesley Nneka Arimah Paul Crenshaw T.J. Jarrett Katie Coyle Kawai Strong Washburn Bryan Stevenson Alex Mar
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For the past year, a group of high school students met at a publishing house in San Francisco every Monday night to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. This committee was assisted by a group of students that met in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Together, and under the guidance of guest editor Adam Johnson, these high schoolers selected the contents of The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015. The writing in this book is very essential, if not required, like visiting the Louvre if you’re in Paris. In any case, nothing in this book takes place in Paris, as far as we can recall, but it does feature an elephant hunt, the fall of a reality-TV star, a walk through Ethiopia, and much more of what Johnson calls “the most important examinations in life.”
 
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 includes
LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH, DANIEL ALARCÓN, BOX BROWN, REBECCA CURTIS, VICTOR LODATO, CLAUDIA RANKINE, PAUL SALOPEK, PAUL TOUGH, WELLS TOWER 
and others

 
Adam Johnson, guest editor, teaches creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author of Fortune Smiles, Emporium, Parasites Likes Us, and The Orphan Master’s Son, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, GQ, the Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, the New York Times, and The Best American Short Stories.

Who wants to shoot an elephant? / Wells Tower --
Jack, July / Victor Lodato --
780 days of solitude / Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd --
Letter to my grandnephew / Christopher Myers --
Dynamite / Anders Carlson-Wee --
The Contestant / Daniel Alarcón --
The Christmas miracle / Rebecca Curtis --
Wear areas / Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton --
Isaac Cameron Hill / Ammi Keller --
You are in the dark, in the car... / Claudia Rankine --
A Speck in the sea / Paul Tough --
Things you're not proud of / Tom McAllister --
Out of Eden walk / Paul Salopek --
An Inventory / Joan Wickersham --
Our neighbor's house / Emily Carroll --
Miracle in Parque Chas / Inés Fernández Moreno --
An Oral history of Neftali Cuello / Corinne Goria --
Andre the giant / Box Brown --
Remote control / Sarah Marshall --
Wish you were here you are / Rachel Zucker --
The Future looks good / Lesley Nneka Arimah --
Chainsaw fingers / Paul Crenshaw --
Sky burial / Alex Mar --
Four poems / TJ Jarrett --
Fear itself / Katie Coyle --
What the ocean eats / Kawai Strong Washburn --
The High road / Bryan Stevenson
Language
English
Pages
432
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Mariner Books
Release
October 06, 2015
ISBN
0544569636
ISBN 13
9780544569638
For the past year, a group of high school students met at a publishing house in San Francisco every Monday night to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. This committee was assisted by a group of students that met in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Together, and under the guidance of guest editor Adam Johnson, these high schoolers selected the contents of The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015. The writing in this book is very essential, if not required, like visiting the Louvre if you’re in Paris. In any case, nothing in this book takes place in Paris, as far as we can recall, but it does feature an elephant hunt, the fall of a reality-TV star, a walk through Ethiopia, and much more of what Johnson calls “the most important examinations in life.”
 
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 includes
LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH, DANIEL ALARCÓN, BOX BROWN, REBECCA CURTIS, VICTOR LODATO, CLAUDIA RANKINE, PAUL SALOPEK, PAUL TOUGH, WELLS TOWER 
and others

 
Adam Johnson, guest editor, teaches creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author of Fortune Smiles, Emporium, Parasites Likes Us, and The Orphan Master’s Son, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, GQ, the Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, the New York Times, and The Best American Short Stories.

Who wants to shoot an elephant? / Wells Tower --
Jack, July / Victor Lodato --
780 days of solitude / Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd --
Letter to my grandnephew / Christopher Myers --
Dynamite / Anders Carlson-Wee --
The Contestant / Daniel Alarcón --
The Christmas miracle / Rebecca Curtis --
Wear areas / Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton --
Isaac Cameron Hill / Ammi Keller --
You are in the dark, in the car... / Claudia Rankine --
A Speck in the sea / Paul Tough --
Things you're not proud of / Tom McAllister --
Out of Eden walk / Paul Salopek --
An Inventory / Joan Wickersham --
Our neighbor's house / Emily Carroll --
Miracle in Parque Chas / Inés Fernández Moreno --
An Oral history of Neftali Cuello / Corinne Goria --
Andre the giant / Box Brown --
Remote control / Sarah Marshall --
Wish you were here you are / Rachel Zucker --
The Future looks good / Lesley Nneka Arimah --
Chainsaw fingers / Paul Crenshaw --
Sky burial / Alex Mar --
Four poems / TJ Jarrett --
Fear itself / Katie Coyle --
What the ocean eats / Kawai Strong Washburn --
The High road / Bryan Stevenson
Language
English
Pages
432
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Mariner Books
Release
October 06, 2015
ISBN
0544569636
ISBN 13
9780544569638

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