… Whatever President Obama is reading! His summer book list is now available, thanks to the nice humans over at Entertainment Weekly and Literary Hub. The biography of George Washington is no surprise, but also of note is Jhumpa Lahiri’s critically-lauded The Lowland and Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nahisi Coates’s nonfiction book, Between the World and Me.
What a coincidence. Those are on my list as well. How apropos, as I am the self-appointed “president of the wilderness.”
(NB – I have, in fact, written about President Obama’s literary tastes before. Behold.)
Also upcoming this week is a discussion of the wonderful Clarice Lispector’s work at WORD book store in Brooklyn. Lispector’s editor and biographer Benjamin Moser discusses the author’s publications with novelist Porochista Khakpour, thanks to hosts Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Much appreciation to Msr. Ian MacAllen (@ianmac47) of English Kills Review for drawing attention to this event via his column Notable NYC.