The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion and The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void by Jackie Wang.
Five authors over the age of fifty—Elizabeth Wetmore, Vivian Gibson, A. H. Kim, Susan Buttenwieser, and Daniel Becker—share excerpts from their first books.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Dearly by Margaret Atwood and Memorial by Bryan Washington.
“Feel for the thread. Follow it through the dark.” —Kendra Atleework, author of Miracle Country
“It’s pretty clear that the entire system is due for a serious reckoning.” —Melissa Faliveno, author of Tomboyland
“We need the industry to be more reflective of the audience.” —Adrian Tomine, author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist
“What’s most fundamental is being able to listen.” —Lauren Russell, author of Descent
“Work that’s good, that’s itself, eventually gets seen.” —Paul Lisicky, author of Later
“It is a vulnerable thing to expose one’s least-glamorous moments to the scrutiny of the page.” —Cooper Lee Bombardier, author of Pass With Care