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Where There's Smoke: Sherman Alexie and the Toll of Literary Tokenism

Alexie was the singular voice of Native American literature. Maybe he shouldn’t have been.

Our Internet, Ourselves: 7 Extremely Online Books for the Twitter-Weary

These seven books explain our dysfunctional relationship with the internet. Read more »

Personal Connection: #OwnVoices, Outing, and the Ongoing Quest for Authenticity

Not all authors feel safe, comfortable, or interested in being out to readers about their identities. Read more »

Loud and Queer: The Problem with Demanding Queer Visibility

We need to find alternative templates for talking about queer representation. Read more »

Queer Pressure: #OwnVoices and What We Demand of Queer Authors

Reading is about learning and reflecting, not reaching out and making demands. Read more »

Very Online: The Literary World May Never Recover from #PublishingPaidMe

For Black writers, Twitter acts as a guiding force. Read more »

Backtalk: Cleaning Up After “American Dirt”

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the controversy over the publishing industry and the book that’s too big to fail. Read more »

We Were Seeds: 10 Stories to Read to Understand the “American Dirt” Controversy

Latinx writers (and those who support them) are being incredibly vocal about the harm this book has caused. Read more »

Dirty Minds: The Evolution—and Queering—of Sex-Advice Columns

Examining the cultural relevance of sex columns challenges us to question the speed at which we consume others’ sex lives, in all their intimacy and vulnerability, online. Read more »

Very Online: When Authors Behave Badly on Twitter

Do authors have a responsibility to be more careful with how they wield social media? Read more »

Bye Sharam: Indian Women Are Tapping into the Enduring Power of Memoir

Sharam, or shame, is one of patriarchy’s most powerful weapons, and it begins early. Read more »

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