The story is full of very relatable pandemic moments: workers questioning whether it’s safe to go to work or whether they should stay home, streets suddenly emptied, N-95 masks. What makes this all so remarkable is that it was published in 2018...
It’s a surreal experience to read a work of fiction that literally takes everything happening in my neighborhood and turns it into a sweeping epic about Zapatista-inspired guerrilla movements fighting for Puerto Rican liberation
In the shadow of the Cold War, the rise of creative writing programs and ‘show don’t tell’ philosophy drained fiction of its political bite. Author Sandra Cisneros, writing about her college program said: How can art make a difference was never asked
Spanish author Almudena Grandes, who died last week, was famed for her novels portraying ordinary Spaniards’ experience of civil war and dictatorship. She insisted that unearthing historical memory was fundamental to building a democratic Spain.
The Romance Writers of America is again embroiled in controversy after giving its Vivian Award to Karen Witemeyer’s At Love’s Command, a historical romance observers say glorifies the genocide of Lakota people at the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.
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