Claire Ibarra’s Fragile Saints is a captivating novel about heritage and injustices of the past that will take you to Peru.
What I Learn from Reading
I’m reading stories this week for the American Library of Paris’s Young Author Fiction Festival. It’s the fourth time I’m a judge for this writing contest. From twenty-six short stories by authors aged eleven to twelve, I am to select…
End of the World House
What lines of communication might reveal themselves to us when the world comes to an end? How will we navigate our alternative lives if such lives are rendered possible? Can intimacies survive a separation in time and space? Such were…
Weavers of Teotitlán del Valle
Josefina Méndez López is one of the master weavers of Teotitlán del Valle, a Mexican pueblo famous for its woolen carpets with Zapotec designs.
The Cave of My Unconscious
In my unconscious exists a cave where I often hide out. The cave has been there forever, but I only recently brought a detailed image back with me when I woke.
Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us
Mundell is a master of the darkly funny and tenderly magical, and this collection is a triumph of female empowerment.