Justin Taylor

Johanna Lawshea

Justin Taylor is the author of the story collection Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy. His hardcover debut Flings: Stories (Harper) is a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort, and identity. From an East Village rooftop to a cabin in Tennessee, from the Florida suburbs to Hong Kong, Taylor covers a vast emotional and geographic landscape while ushering us into an abiding intimacy with his characters, Flings captures the contemporary search for identity, connection, and a place to call home. In their starred review, Publisher’s Weekly writes,These stories, by turns witty and piercing, form an uncommon portrait of the human heart.”