ESMÉ WEIJUN WANG
You need to know about novelist and essayist Esmé Weijun Wang, one of the few folks who writes about life at the intersection of late-stage Lyme disease and schizoaffective disorder. Among her other accolades and noble labels, Wang was named one of the Best of Young American Novelists this year by Granta magazine. Her forthcoming collection of essays, The Collected Schizophrenias, for which she won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, will be published in 2018. In addition to Wang’s longer work, it’s also worth beginning your day with Wang’s morning tweets (@esmewang). They somehow combine poetry, good wishes, and granular truths of what it means to survive the world. Try them with coffee. You won’t regret it.