What We’re Reading

Today our Executive Director and some of our interns would like to share a few books and journals that inspire us here at Lookout.

Executive Director Emily Smith read A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (April, William Morrow) en route to AWP. “I was so engrossed that the friend I’d arranged to meet during the layover had to stand directly in front of me, wave, and say my name twice before I even looked up. A smart, riveting debut.”

“I’m reading Thomas Pychon’s V. I made a New Year’s resolution to read all of Thomas Pychon.”

– Ethan Warren, Intern


“I’ve been reading The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver. It’s a gorgeous book and totally nails a complicated and highly female narrative while remaining very much LITERATURE and not CHICK LIT.”

– Anna Sutton, Intern


“I just wrapped up Peter Cameron’s latest novel, Coral Glynn. I’ve loved every book by Cameron and this was no exception. It was a period piece, but he stayed thematically true to form. FSG did a good job with the unique section breaks, too.”

– Jesse McCarl, Intern