Jeremy thinking very hard about his top ten list




lonesome bodybuilder



 The Lonesome Bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya




Motoya Out-Murakamis Murakami in this surreal collection of short stories. Bonkers and essential, she has made thee number one entry in thee Top Ten List


Gary Indiana



 All the titles reprinted by Semiotext(e) and 7 Stories Press by Gary Indiana




Indiana, an Eye 94 favorite is THE most criminally underrated author in America. Get on the reprinting of Gone Tomorrow and Horse Crazy


Interior States



 Interior States by Meghan O’Gieblyn




O’Gieblyn, another fave of ours, is the sharpest essayist in the Midwest. She runs circles around some of the crap that passes for essay writing these days. Honesty Midwestern style, her essays are all bangers. Anyone up for Dungeons and Dragons at Moody?


Lost Emperess




 Lost Empress by Sergio De La Pava



Sergio is the best writer in America right now, pick up everything this guy has written

Novel Explosives




 Novel Explosives by Jim Gauer



Another underrated author. Pynchon geeks take note, Novel Explosives is pure Pynchon and also pure Gauer






 Severance by Ling Ma



Believe the hype! Just read it, she is one of the best authors in Chicago currently writing


Mirages of the Mind




 Mirages of the Mind by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi



Being Muslim has never been more hilarious. This novel bleeds authenticity.


Fruit of the Drunken Tree




 Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras



Bombings and Kidnappings and Escobar, oh my!


The Last Samurai




 The Last Samurai by Helen Dewitt (published in 2001, still one of the best I read this year)



Why is DeWitt not the most famous author in America? Oh yeah, people are stupid.






 Cherry by Nico Walker



Attacked by the right and left, what is not to like?


© Jeremy Kitchen 2019
Originally published January 15, 2019