The Luxury to Express One’s Feelings: An Interview with Housam Al-Mosilli

Syrian writer and ICORN writer-in-residence in Sweden Housam Al-Mosilli speaks about life in exile, his own writing, and Syria’s future.

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Writing in the Blood and Soul: An Interview with Osama Alomar

The very short stories of Osama Alomar, Syrian writer-in-residence of City of Asylum Pittsburgh, are crafted with the speed and incision of a bullet.

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Partial Claims: A Q&A with Peter Ho Davies

Author Peter Ho Davies speaks about the question of appropriation in fiction, the tension between how one sees themselves and how others perceive them, and the value of even flawed representations in writing and in pop culture.

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Correcting Our Mutual Story: An Interview with Ethan Michaeli

Ethan Michaeli, author of the “The Defender,” on chronicling the history of the famous Black newspaper and the role of media in our current political climate.

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“Our Own Memory”: A Q&A with Svetlana Alexievich

“Human life revolves around love and death.” -Svetlana Alexievich

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