Astra Magazine, Ecstasy: Issue One (Paperback)

Astra Magazine, Ecstasy: Issue One By Nadja Spiegelman (Editor), Mieko Kawakami (Contributions by), Leslie Jamison (Contributions by), Ottessa Moshfegh (Contributions by), Terrance Hayes (Contributions by) Cover Image

Astra Magazine, Ecstasy: Issue One (Paperback)

By Nadja Spiegelman (Editor), Mieko Kawakami (Contributions by), Leslie Jamison (Contributions by), Ottessa Moshfegh (Contributions by), Terrance Hayes (Contributions by)


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Astra Magazine is the new literary magazine of the moment, a must-read for anyone interested in the most vital contemporary literature from around the world. Astra Magazine connects readers and writers from New York to Mexico City, Lagos to Berlin, Copenhagen to Singapore and beyond around a unified aesthetic that highlights the luxurious pleasures of reading. Each issue contains prose, poetry, art and comics, artfully produced on silky smooth paper with luxurious French flaps. The Ecstasy Issue contains work by Mieko Kawakami, Fernanda Melchor, Catherine Lacey, Leslie Jamison, Solmaz Sharif, Terrance Hayes, Don Mee Choi, Ada Limón, Chinelo Okparanta, Sayaka Murata, Katharina Volckmer, Kate Zambreno, and many more.
Nadja Spiegelman is the author of the memoir I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This and several award-winning comics for children, as well as the co-editor of the 2016 project Resist! a free publication of women's comics and graphics. Previously the online editor of The Paris Review, she is now the editor-in-chief of a new international literary print quarterly, Astra Magazine.
Product Details ISBN: 9781662619007
ISBN-10: 1662619006
Publisher: Astra House
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English
“Astra argues for reviving the pleasure of engaging with literature while also holding a beautifully made object.”
T Magazine

"A tour of contemporary international literature for the price of a single paperback. If you’re bored by a certain sameness, a deflating parochial quality to what you’ve been reading lately, give Astra a chance."
Ron Charles, The Washinton Post

"A who's who of global superstar writers."
NY Post

Astra is like a gorgeously curated jewel-box you can’t wait to unpack. There is no other magazine like this.”
ELIF BATUMAN, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Possessed, The Idiot, and the forthcoming novel, Either/Or.

“Destined to shine brightly in the literary firmament, Astra Magazine is here to remind us that we should always read and write with a joyful disregard for borders of any kind.”
HERNAN DIAZ, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of In the Distance and Trust

"Astra is the magazine we need right now. It’s full of stunning work from a broad range of voices, a magazine both intimate and universal, in the way all good writing is."
NATHAN ENGLANDER, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

“As a writer whose work is often difficult to classify, I am attracted to Astra Magazine’s agenda of publishing writers who exist in the ”inter,” whose writing defies neat categorization. The debut ”Ecstasy” issue is stirring in its international orientation & ambitious in its scope and content. ”
LAURA LINDSTEDT, Finlandia Prize winning author of Oneiron and My Friend Natalia

Astra Magazine is vital. As an American citizen born outside the US, I am especially attracted to their idea of publishing writing that rejects borders, and that a writer should not, can not, represent an entire country. The first issue allows space for each extraordinary writer to speak only for themselves.”
IMBOLO MBUE, Bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers and How Beautiful We Were