Archive: Past Guests

  • Tina Chang

    Tina Chang is the author of the poetry collections Hybrida (2019), Of Gods & Strangers (2011), and Half-Lit Houses (2004). She is co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary P

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  • Terrance Hayes

    Terrance Hayes is the author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins (Penguin, 2018), a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry; To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Es

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  • Susan Choi

    Susan Choi is most recently the author of Trust Exercise (2019), which won the National Book Award for fiction, and her first book for children, Camp Tiger (2019). Her first novel, The Foreign St

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  • Makena Onjerika

    Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika is the 2018 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story entitled “Fanta Blackcurrant." Onjerika began writing at age 15, went on to study ficti

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  • Eula Biss

    Eula Biss is most recently the author of On Immunity: An Inoculation, which was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times Book Review. Her second book, Notes from No Man's Land

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  • Charmaine Craig

    Charmaine Craig studied literature at Harvard College, received her MFA from the University of California at Irvine, and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riversi

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  • Janine Joseph

    Born in the Philippines, Janine Joseph is the author of Driving without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, 2018 da Vinci Eye Award, and a finalist for the 2018

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  • Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

    Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is a poet, essayist, translator, and immigration advocate. He is the author of Cenzontle (BOA Editions, 2018) a collection mapping a parallel between the landscape of the b

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  • Magogodi Makhene

    Magogodi oaMphela Makhene was born in Soweto, South Africa, and came of age during the turbulent years marking the fall of apartheid. She is a finalist of the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing

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  • Bushra Elfadil

    Bushra Elfadil is a Sudanese writer and winner of the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story entitled “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away,” translated by Max Shmookkler

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