Esmé Weijun Wang Wins the 2018 Whiting Award
“Esmé Weijun Wang sends out revelatory dispatches from an under-mapped land, shot like arrows in all directions from a taut bow of a mind. With narrative drive and prose of confiding grace, she undertakes an investigation into life with schizoaffective disorder and chronic illness: the experience of diagnosis and care, and the way popular culture misunderstands and reinforces its debilitating power. Her work changes the way we think about illness – which is to say that it changes us.“
The official announcement came yesterday as Esmé accepted this year’s Whiting Award in New York City. She joins a great class of writers honored as emerging voices in literature and the arts. See the full list of winners here!
The Border of Paradise is available for order today and be on the look out for her upcoming essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias, from Graywolf in 2019!Read more...
MEM Makes #1 On BuzzFeed’s Books To Read This Spring
“Mem is so original and imaginative and emotionally affecting; you’ll find yourself rooting for Dolores and definitely won’t be able to put this book down.“
We can’t wait for you to get your hands on MEM by Bethany C. Morrow in May, but until then, you’ll have to settle for another great review. Check out BuzzFeed’s full list here!
MEM is our first hardcover fiction title and is available for preorder now!Read more...