Saturday, October 6, 2018

Seven Washington, D.C., books (that aren't about politics)

Camille Acker was raised in Washington, DC.

She holds a B.A. in English from Howard University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University and has more than fifteen years experience as a writer and editor. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing program at New Mexico State University. Her short story collection, Training School for Negro Girls, is out this month from The Feminist Press.

One of Acker's favorite books set in Washington, DC, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos

It would be impossible to leave Pelecanos off this list so steeped is he in the streets of D.C. His detective novels have legions of fans who appreciate the morally ambiguous spaces in which Pelecanos’s characters live. The latest addition to his oeuvre is The Man Who Came Uptown. The story of Phil Ornazian, a D.C. private investigator, delivers Pelecanos’s signature storytelling.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue