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What (Else) Our Writers Are Reading This Summer

Earlier this summer, in place of our usual staff picks, we asked five contributors from our Summer issue to write about what they’d been reading. This week, we’ve asked five more. You can read June’s writer picks here.

Mihail Sebastian, circa 1930–45.

I just finished Mihail Sebastian’s 1934 novel/notebook , which Other Press is about to publish for the first time in the U.S. It is—among many other things—an elegant and candid and horrifyingly understated account of watching violent unreason rise around you. He almost can’t believe what’s happening. Alli Warren’s , from the excellent Nightboat Books, is helping me to love it, the by Carmen Tafolla, illustrated by Magaly Morales. I’m reading it some thirty times a night. (“”)

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