2018 brings Lynne Tillman's newest book Men and Apparitions. Ms.Tillman is a Professor/Writer-in-Residence at the University of Albany. She is a novelist, short story writer, and cultural critic. Her themes dissect the mundane and show situations where the everyday world appears strange. In an interview with The Creative Independent (https://thecreativeindependent.com/people/lynne-tillman-on-what-it-actually-means-to-be-a-writer/ ), Tillman describes her writing process as undisciplined and says that she herself is anxious and insecure. To those of us who think that successful writers are anything but disorganized, this is humanizing and humbling from a writer of such success and depth. Tillman's newest book tackles the idea that we have come to think in pictures due to the glut of images which bombard us everyday from the media. What impact do these images have on our brains? How can we sort through the glut that is bombarding us? And finally, how can we discriminate and prioritize the information? Her new book centers upon Ezekial Hooper Stark who becomes obsessed with his family's photos. This book promises to be a good read about identity, culture and what it means to be human. Men and Apparitions comes out March 1, 2018.