“The Hard Crowd” by Rachel Kushner (CRF 2016) will be published in April by Scribner Books. In this new book of essays, Kushner gathers writings “from over the course of the last twenty years that address the most pressing political, artistic, and cultural issues of our times—and illuminate the themes and real-life terrain that underpin her fiction… Kushner takes us on a journey through a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal motorcycle race down the Baja Peninsula, 1970s wildcat strikes in Fiat factories, her love of classic cars, and her young life in the music scene of her hometown, San Francisco. The closing, eponymous essay is her manifesto on nostalgia, doom, and writing.” For more on this forthcoming publication, click here.