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Posts Tagged: political novels

The Violence of Forgetting: The Divers’ Game by Jesse Ball

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His is not a language that trivializes violence; it’s a language that exposes it.

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Of Novelists and Politics

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In 2015, to be an influential fiction writer means only to wield influence within a niche audience of people who are already of the same mind… American political discussion is fond of one-note oversimplification of complex issues. So where do we make room for the nuanced discourse novelists offer? More, over at Newsweek.

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Art vs. Politics

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In a truly wonderful keynote speech reprinted at Lit Hub, Aminatta Forna tears down the false divide between art and politics: To tell writers not to tackle political themes because it will spoil the beauty of their work sounds very much to me like telling an attractive woman she is far prettier when she keeps […]

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