A look at some of the year’s best debut literary nonfiction by Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Venegas, Mike Scalise, Jeannie Vanasco, Durga Chew-Bose, and Thomas Mira y Lopez.
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After the death of her mother, a writer considers the ways we increasingly write our own obituaries in this excerpt from The Art of Death, forthcoming from Graywolf Press.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen new and noteworthy books, including Roxane Gay’s Hunger and Julia Fierro’s The Gypsy Moth Summer.
“Dutch classic” 1947 novel translated into English for the first time; American Library Association announces winners of its Youth Media Awards; novelist Anuk Arudpragasam on articulating inner life; and other news.
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Cynthia Nixon on playing Emily Dickinson; the Poetry Coalition; Jimmy Fallon donates $1 million to First Book; and other news.