We select writers to read at the Functionally Literate reading series because we admire their work, so all of the books below are more than just links. They are personal recommendations from us to you. Also, most of these books are linked to IndieBound, which supports a network of national independent bookstores. Burrow Press is an IndieBound Affiliate, meaning if you click on a book using the links below and buy it on IndieBound, we get a small % of the sale.

Vidhu Aggarwal

humpadori

Kristen Arnett

Felt in the Jaw, forthcoming in fall 2017 from Split Lip Press

Derrick Austin

trouble the water

Vanessa Blakeslee

juventud
train

J. Bradley

jc detective
bones of us

Teege Braune

Hunter Choate

Ellen Datlow

doll
nightmares
monstrous

Erica Dawson

blades
bigeye

Philip F. Deaver

forty
silent
scoring

Phillippe Diederich

sofrito
devilsfire

Rebecca Evanhoe

John Henry Fleming

songs
fearsome

James Fleming

Terry Godbey

hold still
beauty

Juliana Gray

roleplay

Lauren Groff

fates
arcadia
delicate
monsters

Racquel Henry

Shane Hinton

pinkiesindiebound

Nathan Holic

frat
things

Lindsay Hunter

ugly
dontkissme
daddies

Ashley Inguanta

womanalone

John King

Guy Psycho, forthcoming from Beating Windward Press

Ilyse Kusnetz

smallhours

Susan Lilley

satellite

Usman T. Malik

pauper
scifi

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés

oye
marielitos

Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Caitlin O’Sullivan

Jeff Parker

bears
oven
penny
erratic

Don Peteroy

wallyfl

Jacinto Lucas Pires

true

David James Poissant

heaven

Padgett Powell

ppcries
ppinterr
ppyou
ppaliens

pptypical
pphologram
ppwoman
ppedisto

Pat Rushin

callindiebound

Matthew Salesses

flood
justsaying

Jeff VanderMeer

areax
annihil
authority
acceptance

Caroline Walker

Monica Wendel

noapoc
pioneer

Terri Witek

witekbody
witekship
witekexit