Author of the Month: Maggie Nelson

Our Author of the Month for June is Maggie Nelson, one of the most perpetually astonishing writers at work in America today. Through poetry, essay, memoir and hybrid forms of her own invention, she explores gender, art, identity and motherhood in ways that are as surprising as they are illuminating. In the words of Annie Dillard, she 'combines such extraordinary lyricism and ethical precision with the sense that the author is writing for her life.'

The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson

Claire recommends:

I promise you, there hasn't been a book quite like this before. Maggie Nelson discusses her relationship, motherhood, art and gender fluidity in this queer-theory-cum-memoir ...


Maggie Nelson

From the publisher:

A raw, cerebral work devoted to the inextricability of pleasure and pain, and to the question of what role, if any, aesthetic beauty can play in times of great heartache or ...


The Red Parts

Maggie Nelson

From the publisher:

In 1969, Jane Mixer, a first-year law student at the University of Michigan, posted a note on a student noticeboard to share a lift back to her hometown of Muskegon for ...

Jane: A Murder

Maggie Nelson (CalArts)

From the publisher:

Jane tells the spectral story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson s aunt Jane, who was murdered in 1969 while a first-year law student at the University of Michigan. ...