Inhabiting LanguageJanuary 2015
The award-winning Catalan writer on political attempts to repress his native language, inventing stories to tell the truth, and the powers and pitfalls of memory.
What the Trees RevealJanuary 2015
When we moved to the Ella Valley, my partner and I took great care not to build on land that might have belonged to Palestinians before the war of 1948.
Violently WroughtNovember 2014
The author of A Brief History of Seven Killings on Bob Marley, writing terror explicitly, and why sloppiness serves good storytelling.
Geoff Watkinson: What We LostSeptember 2014
On teaching 9/11.
Angela Lang: A Kinship with Gabriel García MárquezApril 2014
Shared reading of García Márquez’s books was a way of finding an outlet for feelings kept and unsaid.
Effacing MemoryApril 2014
The artist defaces dictators who amassed illegitimate power, and works of art.
Running to the RiverMarch 2014
The Caine Prize-winning writer on resurrecting history’s ghosts, finding stories amid political violence, and why “Kenya is a mercurial character.”
Elizabeth Kadetsky: MothsMay 2013
You’ve never liked spring, as if its optimism, that sense of opportunity, is something you can never match.
Eduardo Galeano: The Life and Death of Words, People, and Even NatureMay 2013
From walking libraries and a god named “Word” to what Sherlock Holmes never said.