Things American: At the Mountains of Loneliness


I went to the Arctic Circle because of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. I went there to work on a novel, too, but I wouldn’t be writing a novel—wouldn’t even still be a writer—without Lovecraft. While in the Arctic, I thought about Cthulhu. I carried a protective charm a friend had stitched for me in case I encountered any Old Ones. I stared into the fissures of three-hundred-foot-tall glaciers and expected to see a tentacle lash out […]

What We’re Reading


When our website was still incubating, we used our Tumblr to share what our staff had been reading lately. Now that we’re up and running in the world, we thought we’d share a few of their summer reads here. Except to change it up a bit, we asked them to include a GIF that corresponded with their read, in whatever way they wanted.

ASF Reads