The 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014


Fat Man and Little Boy, Mike Meginnis (Black Balloon)

This genuinely new debut feature won the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, which landed Meginnis this publishing deal with Black Balloon. Meginnis’ predilection for genre mashing, as well as his interest in nuclear war in Japan, recalls the film work of Chris Marker and Alain Resnais.