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Teju Cole

PEN Group Blacklists Charlie Hebdo

Francis Levy | Posted 05.01.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

An attack on free expression has come from one of the most unlikely places.

Charlie Hebdo Honor Sparks Controversy

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing o...

Gabriel Arana

New York Times Magazine Relaunches With Largest Issue Ever | Gabriel Arana | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Just four months after its parent company cut 100 people from the newsroom, Wednesday night The New York Times Magazine feted the relaunch...

Maddie Crum

The Book We're Talking About | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.18.2014 | Books

Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole Random House, $23.00 Publishes March 24, 2014 The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review combining ...

Derek Walcott, Old Master

David Galenson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Psychologists might take a lesson from the writer Teju Cole, whose review of a new edition of Walcott's poems presents a succinct description of Walcott as an experimental poet, interested above all in making art based on perception -- the way things look.

Belonging to Wyoming, Belonging to the World: An Interview With Author Nina McConigley

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 04.25.2014 | Books
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I love outsider stories, especially outsider-in-America stories -- the stories of characters that show up in places central casting would never expect them to be. Same for the stories of characters that have every right to be someplace.

11 Questions for Poet and Essayist Elisa Gabbert

Travis Nichols | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Elisa Gabbert is a poet and essayist whose most recent book, The Self Unstable, is a vibrant humming meditation on how we make our selves out of stories, data, and suggestion.

After Sebald

Sabina Murray | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
Sabina Murray

There is a tendency to revere Sebald as if he had exploded onto the literary scene fully-formed, as adult Athena burst forth from Zeus's forehead, but of course this is not true.

Fiction in New Forms

Electric Literature | Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

While writers may welcome the Oulipian challenge of crafting prose fit for a tweet, Twitter isn't the first outlet for experimental publishing. And it likely isn't the last.