Bryan Washington has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The Paris Review, Tin House, One Story, Bon Appétit, MUNCHIES, American Short Fiction, GQ, FADER, The Awl, and Catapult. He lives in Houston.
Genres: Literary Fiction
Bryan Washington recommends
New Waves (2020)
"New Waves is a delight and a gamble and a treasure and a miracle. Nguyen's novel broke my heart. It made me laugh harder than any book reasonably should. It's everything I could possibly want in a story--but it's also that rarest, most unachievable of things: New Waves is truly something new."
Pizza Girl (2020)
Jean Kyoung Frazier
"Pizza Girl is luminous, brooding, and, frankly, awe-inspiring. It's a joy to spend time in Frazier's world, an experience that only illuminates our own. The novel that teaches you something about yourself is a rare thing, and Frazier has given us a gift."
Nights When Nothing Happened (2020)
"Absolutely luminous. Han weaves the transience of suburbia between the highs and lows of a family saga, illustrating what a parent owes a child, what a child owes their parents, and what simply cannot be repaid. His novel shocks, awes, and delights."
The Atmospherians (2021)
"The Atmospherians is a marvel, a wonder, a gift. McElroy's characters glide across the page, in and out of love, and we see ourselves in their conflicts, their crucibles, and what they hold dear. Simply put, McElroy dazzles. This novel is dazzling."
Anthony Veasna So
"The sheer richness and energy of So’s narratives can’t be overstatedhis characters are full of love, and full of longing, and full of laughter, and full of the possibilities that life offers them and also the ones it hides. It’s rare and magical and wild to find queer life, as it's actually lived, on the pageor on any pageswith all its multiplicities and creases and paradoxes and curves, and yet So lays it out for us, sparing nothing and giving everything. I was in awe through the entire collectionand you will be, too. Afterparties is an actual marvel."
Monster in the Middle (2021)
"Monster in the Middle is as boundless as it is affecting. Yanique's prose leaps with possibility, as her characters live and laugh and fight and love. Yanique captures romance from its peaks to its craters, deftly weaving whole worlds from everything in between."
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