Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

American Storyteller

Eric Bennett of Public Books writes about Viet Nguyen’s The Refugees, alongside musings on other authors and their work(s), including Ottessa Moshfegh, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Junot Díaz, Roxane Gay, and Chanelle Benz. What makes American life meaningful? Apple products? Cat videos? Torrential pornography? The prospect of a lavish retirement? The senior prom? Forestalling your plunge into poverty? Prescription narcotics? […]

Roxane Gay and Viet Thanh Nguyen at St. Paul’s Church

Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of The Refugees) and Roxane Gay (author of Difficult Women) discuss their latest books for an event with Politics & Prose Bookstore.   If Roxane Gay’s strong-willed female characters are “difficult,” it’s because they want things to “make sense” but are involved in relationships that don’t. They’ve had parents who walked out. […]