We’re ready to buckle down and get reading this summer!
Memorial Day Weekend check list: sunscreen, towel, books. Let us help with that last one! The judges for this year’s PEN Art of the Essay Award, Geoff Dyer, Stanley Fish, Ariel Levy, and Cheryl Strayed, chose eight titles for their longlist. Smart, funny, and just in time for the long weekend.
These recommended reads include a wide variety of subjects. David Sedaris’ Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and James Walcott’s Critical Mass essays are quick-witted while Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby and Michelle Herman’s Stories We Tell Ourselves collections are introspective and pensive. There’s something for everyone in these essay collections, and you’ll be happy you packed one or two of these for your getaways.
Check out the reading list here!
Click here for a full rundown of longlists for the 2014 PEN Literary Awards.