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Perfect Satire: T. Geronimo Johnson and Joseph Di Prisco on Skewering Identity Politics, Class, Race and More (FREE!)

T. Geronimo Johnson has been compared to Tom Wolfe, Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, H.L. Mencken, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer and Ralph Ellison. His award-winning novel ‘Braggsville’ has been called “the funniest sendup…
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GIANTS! Chris Haft talks with John Shea about Stories from the San Francisco Giants Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box

Hear two of baseball’s most seasoned writers on the Bay Area’s beloved Giants! The San Francisco Giants are one of baseball’s most storied franchises, including World Series wins in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Chris Haft is the S.F. Giants beat…
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Our #ownvoices: Local Authors and Educators on Diversity in Kids Lit

While the movement for diverse books grows, characters of color remain absent from the catalog of children’s publishing. In response, the hashtag #ownvoices popped up across social media platforms bringing diverse storytellers to the top of…
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Showdown: Trump vs. the Deep State

Some of the deepest thinkers about power in the U.S. engage in a provocative discussion about one of the greatest showdowns in recent history: President Trump vs. his vast national security complex. Who will win? Should progressives actually…
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Witness and Testimony: The Past and Present of Native America

Turtle Island's First People, and its First Nations, have inspired writers, journalists, artists, musicians, and workers—Native American, Anglo, and other—in years past and today, up to and beyond Standing Rock activism. What stories and…
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Hidden Stories: Three Fiction Writers on Telling the Truth

Behind appearances are stories — and sometimes they’re complex, frightening stories that people hide. People milling through The Cheeseboard on Shattuck Avenue are harboring heart-stopping secrets in Shanthi Sekaran's page-turner, 'Lucky…
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My Literary Friend: Dani Shapiro and Hannah Tinti Talk

As much as we think of the act of writing as solitary, art never occurs in a vacuum. Author and editor Hannah Tinti talks with bestselling author Dani Shapiro about the necessity of mentorship, literary friendships, and the surprising joys and…
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Writing from Africa

Where is Africa in world literature? After centuries of being confined to a cramped corner of the literary world—to being described by explorers, tourists, journalists, and activists—African writers discuss what it means to tell their own…
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Publishing’s Roles and Responsibilities in a Post-Truth Era

In a publishing climate rife with fake news, and following the aftermath of the public fallout of Simon & Schuster’s acquisition of Milo Yiannopoulos’s 'Dangerous,' questions arise about free speech, our cultural response to truth, and…
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Collecting the Pieces: Fiction and Trauma

How do we process loss? What role does memory play in mourning? The novelists gathered here—from Iceland, Sweden, and the United States—all use extraordinary restraint and carefully structure their work in order to create great emotional…