31 Great Readers, Selected by Vanity Fair

31 Great Readers, Selected by Vanity Fair


Daniela Tijerina, Assistant to the Editor, Vanity Fair

Sapiens: A Short History of Humanity by Yuval Noah Harari

In the uncertain times of stress-buying and the latest information on fires I have found the easiest way to re-invent Sapiens: A Human History. Written by Yuval Noah Harari, a teacher at Oxford, he is educated but not clean. And in this age and age it proves the strength of the facts and the lessons of living a good life. Plus, I always recommend going out to a virtual dinner table with fun new facts.

Don’t Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

While I haven’t split my time between my kitchen and my bedroom you can see me in English countryside where the loose ends have become a reality. Don’t Let Me Go, a science fiction movie, part of the new talent, has sat in my exhibition for ages and has now come to make a positive impact from the real world. Without giving too much away, I now have to rely on the three branches of love our English students Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy. There is a dystopian twist on their human experience that allows me just the right amount of exclusion.

Erin Vanderhoof, Associate Editor, VF.com

Peter Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1986 novel, the southern bard tells the story of a family associated with a life of alienation. Philip Carver was a Manhattanite in his 40s, who was asked by his sister to talk to their father about a bad second marriage. This has been one of my favorite books and I know I will read it again, but there is no such thing as a family fiction, often word that you remember how lucky you are. with whom you have.

At End of the Valley Road: In the Heart of the American Family by Robert Kolker

In his new book out in April, the author of Lost Girls, the owner of the five women who were killed, tells the story of 12 siblings, for whom he has schizophrenia. Kolker sensitively discusses how illness affects both siblings with and without, and the impact of stigma on the onset of a new disease. She is interested in what is going on in the present, but is also incapable of watching the family care for each other in any situation.

Anderson Tepper, Production Director, Vanity Fair

An explosion by Andrés Neuman

I delve deeper into the publication of Andrés Neuman’s new novel, Fracture (out May of FSG). Neuman is an Argentine author of Tourist of the Century and one of Granta’s Youngest English Literature writers, a well-known and curious writer whose books popular across the globe and other species. His new book talks about the 2011 earthquake in Japan and an unprecedented power outage in Fukushima, while also assessing the breathing power of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The explosion is about the most devastating and painful events worldwide – book hopscotches from Tokyo to Madrid, Paris, Buenos Aires, and New York – and, in that sense, a tragedy. substantially enhancing the global expansion of our current epidemic.

The Lark Gardens by Caryl Phillips

What’s next? This seems like a great opportunity to slip into a lost or rediscovered room and reconnect with your favorite pastime writers. Penguin Classics recently released The Lark House, an unprecedented gem by Sam Selvon, author of The Lonely Londoners and bard of West Indian life in postwar England.

Romance in Marseille by Claude McKay

I’d also like to put on the Harlem Renaissance author: Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille, which has been well-received…

The match was straight with the Secret Pool by Zora Neale Hurston

… and Zora Neale Hurston’s Strictly Come Dancing With The Drum.

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

Finally, preparing for the long race, I intend to repeat the large, monstrous final work of Roberto Bolaño, 2666, published in a collection containing three books set up over ten years ago and have been sitting on my bookshelf, less than half-read, ever since. Bolaño, like Neuman, skirts in a variety of genres and registers, and this work promises to include everything – fun black, angry, bad writing, sex, vision causing death and destruction. From Bolaño, one of the earliest works of Neuman’s work, and his writings prove to be true: “The text of the 21st century will come from Neuman and some of his blood brothers. “

Anthony Breznican, Special Representative, VF.com

Complaint by Kelly Braffet

This is the new story about a young woman named Judas – nobody from anywhere else – who happens to be able to hear everything the son of a ruler thinks. And vice versa. High pressure is earth-like, but one with real darkness around the edges. Judah’s special power and connection with Gavin, the son who would be king, opened him up to the corridors of power, when he could know what life was like for someone like him. , which is scary and uncertain. The idea of ​​these two people being able to know each other’s hearts – both physically and emotionally – was killed. The Unfinished Symbol is an expression of joy, and a sense of fear and malice, and takes care of ourselves more. Kelly Braffet manages to do an adventure-filled adventure.

Arimeta Diop, Writer, Honorary Secretary

Air-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Maybe my place is bright in times of uncertainty and anxiety like this if I ever find the time to come back to this book. At its start, the Air-Up Bird Chronicle follows a young couple looking for their cat, but what flows out of the mundane first crisis is more than heartbreaking, haunting, confounding, and stronger than I had imagined. In this work Murakami takes notice and makes it clear that he thinks the winner – worth reading for us now