About The Best American Nonrequired Reading Committee

Our selection committee consists of a handful of high school students. One
contingent is in the Bay Area and a second is in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
These students help Dave Eggers edit The Best American Nonrequired Reading.
Daniel Gumbiner is the book's managing editor; Henry W. Leung and Jia Tolentino
are the assistant managing editors facilitating the committee in Michigan.

This collection, published by Houghton-Mifflin, compiles the country's best
fiction, journalism, essays, comics, and humor every year, and introduces
a large readership to dozens of new writers and publications.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading committee comprising
students from dozens of different high schools meets nearly every week of the
year to read, debate, and compile this offbeat but vital anthology.

Want to say something to us? Contact the BANR committee at
nonrequired@gmail.com. We'll read everything you send us.

What We Like

  • Sophia loves "The Invasion from Outer Space," a recently published story by Steven Millhauser

  • If you're into graphic novels, Sophia suggests the following list as a good starting point for tracking down some of the best graphic fiction from 2008: http://nymag.com/arts/cultureawards/2008/52771/

1 comment:

The Best American Nonrequired Reading Committee said...

This is Arianna. I am finished with the Nine; finito, c'est niente, nada, finis...I am now reading "Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith- it's got the wow factor, for sure.