In which we consider the winner and two finalists, and how they reflect the period of this particular point in time.
In which we look at the other five books on the 2016 NBA Longlist.

February 2023

In which I consider the five books shortlisted for the National Book Award back in 2016.
In which we consider the ways the novel Big Swiss, Ottessa Moshfegh's latest essay, Tar, and other media have shaped the way we see trauma and identity.
In which we consider the other five books on the 2017 NBA Fiction list.

January 2023

In which I share a story from the memoir.
In which I consider the ways the art I've consumed throughout the last few years has fed into the book I've been writing.
In which I look at the last shortlist I read before joining bookstagram in 2018!
In which we consider the many ways the 2019 National Book Award shortlist prioritized structure and form in its consideration of the best books of the…

December 2022

In which I give you a list of some of my favorite books of this year, explaining why I loved them and why I think you might, too!
In which I continue to confuse basketball minded readers by abbreviating the National Book Award...
Hi, Y’all! Glad You’re Here— A little side note—I somehow typed out this newsletter and never hit the button to publish, so when you receive a second…