literature


Updated 04/10/21 | Location: Washington | Subjects: ,

Nisi Shawl is a writer of speculative fiction. Their story collection Filter House co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of speculative fiction which explore and expand our understanding of gender roles. They edit reviews for the literary quarterly Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Syreeta McFadden is a writer and professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Her work deals largely with gender, politics, race and culture, and explores the cultural narratives of communities.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Laila Lalami is a Moroccan-American writer and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, The New York Times and in many anthologies.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects:

Ellen Oh is an author and the co-founder of the organization We Need Diverse Books. She writes fiction for middle-grade and young adult audiences, including the Prophecy fantasy series. Her newest book is 2021’s Finding Junie Kim, based on Oh’s mother’s experiences in the Korean War.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Daniel José Older writes young adult science fiction and fantasy, including the Bone Street Rumba and Shadowshaper Cypher series. He is a lead story architect for the comic book series Star Wars: The High Republic.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Hua Hsu is an assistant professor of English and director of American Studies at Vassar College and a staff writer at The New Yorker.