Category: Writers & Writing

On Exile and Elsewhere

A lively conversation with author André Aciman on the self-help book he never wrote and why a sense of irony is a Jewish trait. Benjamin Balint and André Aciman

Eliminate the Muslim

The forces of paranoia, progress, and productivity drive the construction and surveillance of Muslim identity in narratives of postcolonial future-making. By Ahmed Ragab

Crossing Rivers

As his understanding of religion changes, a writer finds a way to continue a lifelong spiritual journey with his grandfather. By Eric Gutierrez

Recalled to Life

Marie Cardinal’s The Words to Say It: An Autobiographical Novel. By Davíd Carrasco

Reclaiming the Rainbow

Daria Donnelly took children’s literature very seriously, in her book reviews and in her passionate conversations with adults and young people alike. By Wendy McDowell

Are You There, God?

What does it mean both to a writer of children’s books, and to her readers, that she has consciously, deliberately chosen to live out her life as a person of faith? By Katherine Paterson