Marlon James, Helen Oyeyemi, and Chigozie Obioma are contributing to an anthology titled Anonymous Sex, which will be published by The Borough Press in February 2022.

The anthology will feature erotic stories from 28 writers whose names will not be listed alongside their stories. With only an alphabetical list of contributors, readers will be left to guess which steamy stories were dreamt up by their favorite authors.

Anonymous Sex is compiled by Mudbound author Hillary Jordan and Sarong Party Girls author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. They shared in a statement to The Bookseller,

We think this book will be an irresistible gift to readers, to hunt for their favorite authors in the sort of collection in which they’re not usually found, as well as a welcome respite for writers in these dark times.

Readers and fellow writers alike will be in for a treat as they discover the different paths that 28 different storytellers may take to invoke literary representations of eroticism, sex, and sensuality.

To date, the list of contributors include Robert Olen Butler, Catherine Chung, Trent Dalton, Heidi Durrow, Tony Eprile, Louise Erdrich, Jamie Ford, Julia Glass, Peter Godwin, Marlon James, Hillary Jordan, Rebecca Makkai, Valerie Martin, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Téa Obreht, Helen Oyeyemi, Mary-Louise Parker, Victoria Redel, Jason Reynolds, S J Rozan, Meredith Talusan, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Jeet Thayil, Paul Theroux, Luis Alberto Urrea and Edmund White.

Helen Oyeyemi’s photo by Fenris Oswin via Flickr.