A partial list of the Notable Essays came out today for the popular series Best American Essays, and to my great surprise, one of my essays made it to the list! My lyric essay, “Gaijin” was originally published in the Eastern Iowa Review, a literary journal. While the essay itself won’t be in the Best American Essays book, you can find my name at the very back, listed in alphabetical order with all of the other talented notable essayists from the year.
The book will be released on October 1, 2018. If you are looking for great examples of powerful essays, or new authors to read, I would highly recommend this book and series!