Resisting the Easy Impulse: Te-Ping Chen in Conversation with Brenda Peynado

I also love the way that surreality and exaggeration can work in short stories in ways that they don’t often in novels. The wilder the conceit, the harder it is to sustain, like it’s rocket fuel. The post Resisting the Easy Impulse: Te-Ping Chen in Conversation with Brenda Peynado appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at 'The Millions'

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7 Short Stories about Political Issues That Resist Easy Answers

It can be too easy to write villains— people stunted and incapable of love or compassion—when we write about opponents of our politics, especially in short stories, which have so much less space to detail nuance. Sometimes writing about villains and pointing the finger is necessary in a world... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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The Tibetan Resistance Movement and Windhorse: In Conversation with Kaushik Barua, by Koushik Goswami

Interviews Born and brought up in Assam, Kaushik Barua is an emerging Indian English author. He completed his degree in economics from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and then studied political economy at the London School of Economics. In his day... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Art as a “Catalyst for Conversations”: A Conversation with Philbrook Curator Susan Green, by Michelle Johnson

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Poetry and Nursing in the Filipino Diaspora: A Conversation with Romalyn Ante, by Marianne Chan

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Her Book Doesn’t Go Easy on Publishing. Publishers Ate It Up.

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“Silence Became My Mother Tongue”: A Conversation with Sulaiman Addonia, by Anderson Tepper

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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Peynado, Feng, Blau, and More

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Opening the Doorways of Recognition for Native People: A Conversation with Joy Harjo, by Crystal AC Salas

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Sci-Fi Writer or Prophet? The Hyperreal Life of Chen Qiufan

As China’s science fiction authors are elevated to the status of oracles, Qiufan’s career—and his genre’s place in society—have gone through the looking glass. Continue reading at Wired

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