Split Lip FAM Recommended Reading

The Essential Split Lip Summer Reading List

Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice

EIC, Split Lip Magazine

  • American Innovations, Rivka Galchen (unbreakable tie with) Redployment, Phil Klay

  • Fortune Smiles, Adam Johnson


Tyler Barton

  • Homesick for Another World, Ottessa Moshfegh 

  • Portrait of the Alcoholic, Kaveh Akbar 


Gayle Brandeis

  • Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay 

  • Les Guerilleres, Monica Wittig (translated from the French by David Le Vay)


Marianne Chan

 Poetry Editor, Split Lip Magazine

  • Split, Cathy Linh Che

  • Please, Jericho Brown


Elisha Ebling

  • Battleborn, Claire Vaye Watkins 

  • The Bricks that Built the Houses, Kate Tempest


Shasta Grant

  • Half Wild, Robin MacArthur

  • The Mothers, Brit Bennett


Amorak Huey

  • Whereas, Layli Long Soldier

  • Look, Solmaz Sharif


Tom Hunley

  • Lincoln in the BardoGeorge Saunders 

  • Drone String, Sherry Cook-Stanforth


Michele Johnson

  • Bluets, Maggie Nelson 

  • Tenth of December, George Saunders


Maureen Langloss

Flash Fiction Editor, Split Lip Magazine

  • Things that Are, Amy Leach

  • Sweet Talk, Stephanie Vaughn


Devin Kelly

  • The Setting Sun, Osamu Dazai

  • The Homeboy Songs, Robert Lashley


Cheryl Kidder

  • Battleborn, Claire Vaye Watkins

  • The Way We Weren't, Jill Talbot


Melissa Matthewson

  • Little Labors, Rivka Galchen 

  • Land of Little Rain, Mary Austin


Jon McConnell

Fiction Editor, Split Lip Magazine

  • Beautiful Soon Enough, Margo Berdeshevsky 

  • Counternarratives, John Keene


Michael Meyerhofer

  • Won't Be Long: poems short, poems shorter, poems shortest,  J.R. Solonche

  • American Ephemeral, Justin Hamm


Amanda Miska

Publisher, Split Lip Press {Former EIC, Split Lip Magazine}

  • Person/a, Elizabeth Ellen

  • Abandon Me, Melissa Febos


Mike Nagel

  • J. D. Daniels, The Correspondence

  • Sven Lindqvist, A History of Bombing


Diane Payne

  • The Gustav Sonata, Rose Tremain

  • Swing Time, Zadie Smith


Becky Robison

Editorial Assistant, Split Lip Magazine/Split Lip Press

  • That's Not a Feeling, Dan Josefson

  • Best Worst American, Juan Martinez 


Amy Rossi

Web Editor, Split Lip Magazine

  • All Grown Up, Jami Attenberg

  • The Bed Moved, Rebecca Schiff


Ray Shea

Memoir Editor, Split Lip Magazine

  • The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship, Paul Lisicky,

  • Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live, Peter Orner


Amy Silverberg

  • The Girls from Corona Del Mar, Rufi Thorpe

  • How To Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Danielle Evans

  • Ill Will, Dan Chaon


Matthew Sirois

  • A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing, Tim Weed (Green Writers Press)

  • The Things of Man, Vince Wheeler  (Belle Lutte Press)


Jill Talbot

  • Lost Wax: Essays and Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays, Jericho Parms

  • Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays, edited by Marcia Aldrich


Kaj Tanaka

  • Chateau Wichman, Ben Pease (Big Lucks)

  • Angle of Yaw, Ben Lerner (Copper Canyon Press)


Cathy Ulrich

  • Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, Bryan Burrough

  • Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood, Mick LaSalle


Kara Vernor

  • Days, Mary Robison

  • The Vegetarian, Han Kang


Donna Vorreyer 

  • The Pillow Book, Suzanne Buffam 

  • Challenger Deep, Neal Shusterman


Chris Wolford

Music Editor, Split Lip Magazine

  • Sweet Talk, Stephanie Vaughn 

  • The White Album, Joan Didion


Marléne Zadig

  • What Becomes Us, Micah Perks (Outpost19)

  • Not Dark Yet, Berit Ellingsen (Two Dollar Radio)