I’ve been reading Jeremy Atherton Lin’s blog for years, and now he’s putting together a memoir, tentatively titled The Sun and the Air, about growing up in California and being obsessed with The Smiths. He’s one of the best writers I’ve encountered, remaking the world sentence by immaculate sentence, and he’s got a particular knack for zooming in on microscope details — an earring, say — and using them to sally outward on a dérivé through cultural and emotional landscapes. He’s better at this than almost anyone I’ve come across, and I hope the book finds a home soon, because I want to read it.”

— Olivia Laing, author of The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City


"While his writing hasn't been widely published, it has had a significant impact on the community of artists, writers, and thinkers who are aware of it. Like Frank O'Hara, he is a creative thinker who writes alongside artists, and he should be regarded as a peer to them."

— Matt Wolf, director of Teenage and Wild Combination


Publishing and teaching enquiries: jeremyathertonlin@gmail.com


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