The Summer Reader 2018


TANK Summer Reader 2018 is our fourth annual books issue. Our guest editors offered their harvest from the latest crop of publications, providing valuable intel on the internet’s secret military history, former activist spaces of the Lower East Side, Japanese convenience stores, jholawala economics and the inconsequential obsessions of a woman flying from Berlin to Paris. 

  • Guest edited by Barbara Epler (New Directions), Karthika V.K. (Context/Westland) and Rémi Faucheux (RVB Books)
  • Ben Okri writes an empathetic portrait of Ben Enwonwu’s 1974 painting Tutu
  • Author and poet Fatima Bhutto talks #whitesplaining
  • Interviews with Hilton Als, Jesmyn Ward, Olga Tokarczuk, Daniel Trilling and Turner Prize-winner Lubaina Himid