Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau and Mexican Gothic comes a fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film—and awakens one woman’s hidden powers.

Beasts of the Southern Wild, A Twenty-First Century Elegy

As both a poet and a screenwriter/playwright, I’m fascinated by hybrid art, by the overlap of language between mediums, in particular, scripts crafted poetically. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a memorable one, narrated with the wonder of a six-year-old girl in dialogue she delivers in verse, spoken word enhanced with visuals.