All of the books I ordered at the AWP virtual bookfair last month have finally arrived! They are books that are either by authors who I saw speak and enjoyed, or that various speakers recommended, or that I saw discussed or advertised on Twitter via the conference’s hashtag. All but Corral’s are somewhere along the memoir/creative nonfiction spectrum.
Ali, Kazim. Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2021.
Bossiere, Zoë, and Dinty W. Moore, eds. The Best of “Brevity”: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction. Brookline, MA: Rose Metal Press, 2020.
Corral, Eduardo C. Guillotine: Poems. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2020.
Cronin, Eileen. Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience. 2014. New York: W.W. Norton, 2015.
Didion, Joan. Salvador. 1983. New York: Vintage International, 1994.
Febos, Melissa. Girlhood: Essays. New York: Bloomsbury, 2021.
Gonsalez, Marcos. Pedro’s Theory: Reimagining the Promised Land. Brooklyn: Melville House, 2021.
Khakpour, Porochista. Sick: A Memoir. New York: Harper Perennial, 2018.
Lisicky, Paul. The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2016.
McClanahan, Rebecca. In the Key of New York City: A Memoir in Essays. Pasadena, CA: Red Hen Press, 2020.
Miller, E. Ethelbert. The 5th Inning. Oakland: PM Press, 2009.
Mockett, Marie Mutsuki. American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming the Heartland. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2020.
van Eerden, Jessie. The Long Weeping: Portrait Essays. Asheville, NC: Orison Books, 2017.
Wang, Esmé Weijun. The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2019.