What My Friends Are Up To

My good friend Maaza Mengiste is featured in New York magazine as one of a handful of “future writing stars” from the city. An excerpt of her first novel is included with the profile. Check it out.

Pink-haired Carolyn Kellogg reviews Mary Otis’s debut collection, Yes, Yes, Cherries, finding that, despite the title, the stories “eddy around forlorn characters and their thwarted desires.”