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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (Best American)by Daniel Handler
Synopses & Reviews
For the past year, a group of high school students met at a publishing house in San Francisco every Monday night to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. This committee was assisted by a group of students that met in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Together, and under the guidance of guest editor Adam Johnson, these high schoolers selected the contents ofand#160;The Best American Nonrequired Readingand#160;2015.and#160;The writing in this book is very essential, if not required, like visiting the Louvre if youandrsquo;re in Paris. In any case, nothing in this book takes place in Paris, as far as we can recall, but it does feature an elephant hunt, the fall of a reality-TV star, a walk through Ethiopia, and much more of what Johnson calls andldquo;the most important examinations in life.andrdquo;
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015and#160;includes
LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH, DANIEL ALARCandOacute;N, BOX BROWN, REBECCA CURTIS,and#160;VICTOR LODATO, CLAUDIA RANKINE, PAUL SALOPEK, PAUL TOUGH, WELLS TOWERand#160;
Adam Johnson, guest editor, teaches creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author ofand#160;Fortune Smiles, Emporium, Parasites Likes Us,and#160;andand#160;The Orphan Masterandrsquo;s Son,and#160;which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He has received a Whiting Writersandrsquo; Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His work has appeared inand#160;Esquire,and#160;Harperandrsquo;s Magazine,and#160;Playboy,and#160;GQ,and#160;theand#160;Paris Review,and#160;Granta,and#160;Tin House,and#160;theand#160;New York Times,and#160;andand#160;Theand#160;Best American Short Stories.
Daniel Handler and Lemony Snicket compile the year's best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.
A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, published in American periodicals during during 2012 aimed at readers fifteen and up.
A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.
Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prizeandndash;winning The Orphan Masterandrsquo;s Son, works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the yearandrsquo;s best newand#160;fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.
A collection of the best graphic pieces published in American periodicals during 2012, compiled by Jeff Smith, author and illustrator of the comic Bone.
An eclectic volume introduced by David Sedaris and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who dont leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems.
Cover art by art by Maurice Sendak.
The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Jeff Smith—creater of the classic comic Bone, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from Boneville—has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and web comics to create this cutting-edge collection.
About the Author
DANIEL HANDLER is the author of the novels Why We Broke Up, Adverbs, The Basic Eight, and Watch Your Mouth, and as Lemony Snicket, bestselling childrens and young adult novels.
Lemony Snickett is the author of several unpleasant stories, including those in the bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Lump of Coal.
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