Jeremy thinking very hard about his top ten list
JEREMY'S TOP TEN FOR 2018
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
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 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 Empress by Sergio De La Pava
Sergio is the best writer in America right now, pick up everything this guy has written
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 by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi
Being Muslim has never been more hilarious. This novel bleeds authenticity.
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Bombings and Kidnappings and Escobar, oh my!
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