Alex McElroy discusses their debut novel, THE ATMOSPHERIANS.
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Threa Almontaser discusses her debut collection, THE WILD FOX OF YEMEN.
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Aimee Liu discusses her new novel, GLORIOUS BOY.
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Szczepan Twardoch discusses his novel, THE KING OF WARSAW.
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t’ai freedom ford discusses her newest collection, & MORE BLACK.
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Sophia Shalmiyev discusses her debut memoir, MOTHER WINTER.
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Jenny Zhang discusses her story collection
Sour Heart, trying to escape the past, collective versus individual responsibility for trauma, and love as imprisonment. ...more
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Poet Safiya Sinclair, author of Cannibal, takes part in the Kenyon Review Conversation series with insight into race in America from a Jamaican’s point of view. Living in a white academic bubble in Charlottesville, VA, immersing herself in slavery-era texts and James Baldwin, she describes how she discovered the ways racism is reduced to the […]