I spent the weeks between the November 2016 U.S. election and the January 2017 inauguration in a blur, deep in the work of creating an anthology that is being rushed to the press by Vintage. I’m incredibly pleased to say that RADICAL HOPE: LETTERS OF LOVE AND DISSENT IN DANGEROUS TIMES will be published on May 2, 2016, featuring original essays from leading novelists, journalists, poets, playwrights, and political thinkers.

You can read more about the book and its contributors here.

The cover of RADICAL HOPE

The cover of RADICAL HOPE

It was featured in Publishers Weekly in December, and has since been profiled elsewhere, including in The Chicago Tribune:

“Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Diaz, Viet Thanh Nguyen and

Jane Smiley are among 32 writers contributing to a book of letters responding to the election of President Donald Trump….

‘The anthology offers readers an antidote to despair: it is a salve, a balm, a compass, a rallying cry, a lyrical manifesto, a power source, a torch to light the way forward,’ Vintage announced.”

I know that it’s a cliché to call a book a labor of love. But this collection has been that, every second of it — a labor of love and hope and keen resistance and absolute awe at the brilliance and power and heart of all these writers, the beauty and depth they have brought to these pages.

This book has nourished and inspired me more than I can say. I hope that it does the same for you.

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