lena dunham is publishing her first collection of fiction
She announced the release with a compelling short story in Lenny Letter today.
Lena Dunham used her excellent Lenny Letter this morning to casually announce her first fiction release; a collection of short stories titled Best and Always. If they're anything like The Mechanic, a story written by Dunham for Lenny's new Summer Fiction Issue, we can expect them to touch upon many of the prolific multi-hyphenate's favorite themes. Sex, adolescence, shitty boys, and even shittier cars are all present in the compelling quick read about a 21-year-old student and a 31-year-old mechanic who looks like Dale Gribble from King of the Hill.
"This issue was also an exciting lil' way to let you know that I'm at work on my first fiction collection, Best and Always, to be published next year by Random House," Dunham wrote on Instagram this morning. Earlier this year Dunham teamed up with the publishing giant to form a new imprint called Lenny Books, a three-way joint venture with her Girls and Lenny Letter co-creator Jenni Konner. The imprint promises to be "a home for the kinds of exciting, emerging voices — in fiction and non-fiction — that Lena and Jenni Konner are already attracting and publishing." Dunham's best-selling autobiography Not That Kind of Girl was also published under Random House in 2014. Check out The Mechanic in Lenny and get ready for one of the most awkward, enthralling, and relatable beach reads of 2017.
Text Hannah Ongley
Photography Todd Cole
i-D No. 322, The Wise-Up Issue, Winter 2012