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Cataclysm or Cure-All?: Fiction Writers Engage with the Promises and Perils of Our Tech Future

If Chekhov or Borges or Arthur Miller wrote about the digital age, what would it look like? Four fiction writers, each with an exquisite ear for societal mores and the tender absurdities of humanity, bring their artistry to bear on the Wild…
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Rebecca Solnit on Orwell’s Roses

Did you know that 1984 author and journalist George Orwell had a passion for cultivating roses? Learn all about it from Rebecca Solnit, one of our most revered journalists and thinkers, whose own creative and activist journey was shaped by Orwell's…
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National Book Foundation Presents: Hanif Abdurraqib and Douglas Kearney

Join 2021 National Book Award Finalists Hanif Abdurraqib (A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance) and Douglas Kearney (Sho) for a conversation on poetics, performance, and the manipulation of genre to uncover meaning. The…
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Motherhood, the Glorious Earthquake

Motherhood is such a transformative experience in a woman’s life—in her body, psyche, place within the generations—that it’s the rare writer who can capture its complexities. Today we present three. Mexican essayist Jazmina Barrera’s…