Recommended Reading

"Buttony" by Fiona McFarlane in The New Yorker

"Lessons" by Justin Torres in Granta

"Parakeets" by Kevin Brockmeier in Granta

"The Huntress" by Sofia Samatar in Tin House

"The Era" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah in Guernica

"Dogs Go Wolf" by Lauren Groff in The New Yorker

"How to Write an Autobiographical Novel" by Alexander Chee in BuzzFeed

"The Boy" by Anthony Varallo in Agni Online

"White Debt" by Eula Biss in New York Times Magazine

"Other Types of Poison: Three Legends" by Rebecca Makkai in Harpers

"The Hunter's Wife" by Anthony Doerr in The Atlantic

"History of a Disturbance," "The Disappearance of Elaine Coleman" and "Invasion from Outer Space" all by Steven Millhauser, in The New Yorker

"Cavemen in the Hedges" by Stacey Richter in Zoetrope: All Story

"How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance" by Kiese Laymon in Gawker

"Lectures I Will Never Give" by Mary Ruefle on The Rumpus

"Dead Doe" by Brigit Pegeen Kelly in Kenyon Review

"Thirty-One Tiny Failures and One Labyrinth: On Parenting and Writing" by Oliver de la Paz in Poetry Northwest

"The Sloth" by Jill Christman in Brevity

"Detainee" by Mary Sheffield-Gentry in Fiction Southeast

"The World, The Flesh, and the Devil" by Pinckney Benedict in Image Journal and "Zog-19: A Scientific Romance" by Pinckney Benedict in Zoetrope: All-Story"

"A Stranger in the Village: A Visual Essay" by Phoebe Boswell in Aster(ix)

"A Visit of Charity" by Eudora Welty

"Travels with the Snow Queen" by Kelly Link in Uncanny Magazine

Ask Baba Yaga columns by Taisia Kitaiskaia on The Hairpin

"Why Were They Throwing Bricks" by Jenny Zhang in N+1

"The Bank Robbery" by Steve Schutzman

"Pelagia, Holy Fool" by Melissa Pritchard in Image Journal

"A Stone Woman" by A.S. Byatt in The New Yorker

"Light is Like Water" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"The Secret Goldfish" by David Means in The New Yorker

"To All Those Who Say Write What You Know" by Kate Petersen in Brevity

"Falling" by James Dickey on Poetry Foundation

"The Fruit of My Woman" by Han Kang in Granta

"The Miniature Wife" by Manuel Gonzales in Virginia Quarterly Review

"Orientation" by Daniel Orozco

"Escapes" by Joy Williams in Granta