Sport 47 — Edited by Tayi Tibble
I can’t think of a better book to dip into this summer than Sport 47, an electric, funny, sexy, devastating collection of poetry, short fiction and essays from some of the best writers in Aotearoa. Want a taste? Read Tayi Tibble’s editorial here: https://sportmagazine.co.nz/sport-47-contributors/tayi-tibble-diary-of-a-lit-girl-or-frankensteins-ghost-pig
Trust Exercise - Susan Choi
“Thoughts are often false. A feeling's always real. Not true, just real”
I haven’t read this year’s winner of the National Book Award, but it’s at the top of my summer reading pile. Trust Exercise follows a group of teenagers and their drama teacher at a prestigious performing arts school, but halfway through the novel, everything turns inside out and it becomes an interrogation of power, memory and truth.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous - Ocean Vuong
“I am writing you from inside a body that used to be yours. Which is to say, I am writing as a son.”
A stunning debut novel that will leave you gasping for air, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a young son to his mother, a tender exploration of migration, violence and love.