What I'm Reading
I was honored to give the keynote address at the annual awards banquet of the Society of Midland Authors, May 10, in Chicago, and to serve as a judge in the Adult Fiction category.
Andrew J. Graff, Raft of Stars, Ecco/Harper Collins
Winner, Society of Midland Authors Adult Fiction Prize
A wilderness journey with desperate stakes.
James Conrad, Making Love to the Minor Poets of Chicago, St. Martins
A comedy of love, poetry, and nuclear waste.
Peter Rock, Passersthrough, Soho Press
More mysteries of family bonds from the author of My Abandonment.
Christina Clancy, Shoulder Season, St. Martins
The unexpected career of a Playboy bunny.
Dan Chaon, Sleepwalk, Henry Holt
One wild ride through an America which doesn’t quite exist – yet.
Anthony Bukoski, The Blondes of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Press
A community of Polish immigrants finds meaning amid hard times.
Kate McIntyre, Mad Prairie, University of Georgia Press
A Midwestern landscape where nothing is as placid as it looks.
Jakob Guanzon, Abundance, Graywolf Press
Poverty makes criminals out of parents with few choices