The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016

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Each year a guest editor works with a group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco and 826 Michigan to select the year’s best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers age fifteen and up.



In a small but comfortable conference room, in a publishing house in San Francisco, a group of high school students met weekly over the past year to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. They had some good times. There was a whiteboard in the conference room, and often cartoons were drawn on this whiteboard. The cartoons were of varying quality. By the end of the year, with the help of a similar committee of high school students in Ann Arbor, and their guest editor, Rachel Kushner, they selected the contents of this anthology. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 features stories about Bulgarian spaceships, psychedelic mushroom therapy, and a cyclorama in Iowa. If you don’t know what a cyclorama is, you aren’t alone. Read on to find out.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 includes N. R. KLEINFIELD,  ANNA KOVATCHEVA, DAN HOY, ANTHONY MARRA, MICHAEL POLLAN, MARILYNNE ROBINSON, DANA SPIOTTA, ADRIAN TOMINE, INARA VERZEMNIEKS and others

Rachel Kushner, guest editor, is the author of The Flamethrowers, which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and one of the New York Times’s top five novels of 2013. Kushner’s debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, a winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book.
 


Baker & Taylor
The author of The Flamethrowers works with a group of high school students to compile contributions from literary magazines, chapbooks, graphics novels, blogs, transcripts and more that will help anyone to fall in love with reading again. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
ISBN: 9780544812116
0544812115
Branch Call Number: 810.8 BEST 2016
Characteristics: xv, 415 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Nonrequired reading 2016

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