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A Not Entirely Comprehensive List of Hybrid and Experimental Literature

One of the pillars of The Wandering Writer is adventure. It's important for us to find adventure on and off the trail and one of the ways we do that is by reading outside of our comfort zone!

Here's a list of some of our favorite hybrid and experimental literature that's sure to help you adventure between the pages.


  • Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, Kathryn Winograd

  • My Body is a Book of Rules, Elisa Washuta

  • Don’t Come Back, Ferreira Cabeza

  • The Trouble with Men, David Shields

  • Seek You, Kristen Radtke

  • How to Disappear, Akiko Busch

  • Erosion, Terry Tempest Williams

  • Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl, Tiqqun

  • Egg, Nicole Walker

  • The After Normal, Nicole Walker

  • Bluets, Maggie Nelson

  • Limber, Angela Plester

  • Szygy, Beauty: An Essay, T Fleischmann

  • Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through, T Fleischmann

  • Two or Three Things I Know For Sure, Dorothy Allison

  • The Pillowbook, Sei Shōnagon

  • On Imagination, Mary Ruefle

  • New Organizm: Essais, Andrea Rexilius

  • When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams

  • You, Me, and the Violence, Catherine Taylor

  • Things We Didn’t Talk about when I was a Girl, Jeannine Vanasco

  • Best of Brevity

  • 52 Men, Louise Wareham

  • Heating and Cooling, Beth Ann Fennelly

  • Garments Against Women, Anne Boyer

  • In Short, Judith Kitchen

  • Quotients, Tracy O’Neill

  • The Book of Embraces, Eduardo Galeano

  • Chronology of Water, Lydia Yuknavitch

  • Imagine Wanting Only This, Kristen Radtke,

  • Mourning Diary, Roland Barthes

  • Lost Wax, Jericho Parms

  • Suite Venitiuenne, Sophie Calle

  • I’ll Be your Mirror, David Lazar

  • Abandon Me, Melissa Febos

  • Presentimiento, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

  • Descanso for my Father, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

  • Dwellings, Linda Hogan

  • All The Fierce Tethers, Lia Purpura

  • On Looking, Lia Purpura

  • Biography of Silence, Pablo d’Ors

  • An Inventory of Losses, Judith Schalansky


  • Grief is the Thing With Feathers, Max Porter

  • Lanny, Max Porter

  • Written on the Body, Jeanette Winterson

  • Multiple Choice, Alejandro Zambra

  • The Word for Woman is Wilderness, Abi Andrews

  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong

  • The Vegetarian, Han Kang


  • Half of What They Carried Flew Away, Andrea Rexilius

  • Night Sky with Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong

  • Pond, Claire Louise-Bennett

  • Who’s Afraid of Helen of Troy, David Lazar

  • Deaf Republic, Ilya Kaminsky

  • Brute: Poems, Emily Skaja


  • The Shell GAme, Kim Adrian

  • 4th Genre, Michael Steinberg

  • Draft No. 4, John McPhee

  • Truth In Nonfiction, David Lazar

  • Wild Words, Nicole Gulottta


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