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Anonymous Sex is a shocking new anthology of erotic, intimate, and arousing stories—with a twist. The authors are listed in alphabetical order at the beginning of the book, but no stories are attributed. Here, PEN and Edgar awardees, National Book Award winners, and Pulitzer Prize finalists share their steamiest stories of sexual desire, unfiltered. Join editors Hillary Jordan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan in conversation with S.J. Rozan, Tony Eprile, Jeet Thayil, and Julia Glass as they unpack the sensual mystery of this stunning new collection. Also available in paperback.
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Tony Eprile is the author of Temporary Sojourner & Other South African Stories, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He grew up in South Africa and lives in Bennington, Vermont.
Julia Glass is the author of six previous books of fiction, including the best-selling Three Junes, winner of the National Book Award, and I See You Everywhere, winner of the Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Other published works include the Kindle Single Chairs in the Rafters and essays in several anthologies. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Glass is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College. She lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
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Hillary Jordan is the author of the novels Mudbound and When She Woke. Mudbound was an international bestseller that won multiple awards and was adapted into a critically acclaimed Netflix film that earned four Academy Award nominations. Hillary is also a screenwriter, essayist, and poet whose work has been published in the New York Times, McSweeney’s, and Outside magazine, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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S. J. Rozan
S. J. Rozan
S. J. Rozan is the author of Paper Son and many other crime novels. She has won multiple awards for her fiction, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity, the Japanese Maltese Falcon, and the Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award. S. J. was born and raised in the Bronx and now lives in lower Manhattan.
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Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is author of the international bestsellers Sarong Party Girls and A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family. She is also the editor of the fiction anthology Singapore Noir. Cheryl was a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, InStyle, and the Baltimore Sun, and her stories and reviews have also appeared in the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, the Paris Review, the Washington Post, and Bon Appetit, among others. Born and raised in Singapore, she lives in New York City.
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Jeet Thayil was born in 1959 into a Syrian Christian family in Mamalasserie, Kerala. He was educated at Jesuit schools in Bombay, Hongkong, and New York, and worked as a journalist for twenty-three years before writing his first novel, Narcopolis.
By Hillary Jordan & Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (Editors)
Published by Scribner
Also available in paperback.
A star-studded anthology of erotic stories, with a twist: while the authors are listed in alphabetical order at the beginning of the book, none of the stories are attributed, freeing the contributors to write openly about what fascinates and arouses them, and providing readers with a glimpse into an uninhibited landscape of sexuality as explored by twenty-seven of today’s finest authors. A literary parlor game for reader and reviewer alike.
Some of the best contemporary fiction writers have contributed to this collection: Louise Erdrich, Rebecca Makkai, Helen Oyeyemi, Téa Obreht, Jason Reynolds. These are winners of National Book Awards, PEN Awards, the Women’s Prize, the Edgar Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, as well as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
Jordan and Tan have prioritized inclusiveness and seek to represent a diverse spectrum of sexual interests. Stories feature a fairytale retelling, domination, sex on trains, sex on a boat, sex as religion, sex in Hong Kong, Beijing, Honolulu, Lagos, Nigeria—there is even a shark.
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