In the intro to season 6 of Novel Dialogue, Kate Marshall gets weird: “I was looking at writers who were considering themselves part of a new weird, and I wanted to ask what the old weird was, and so I started looking.”
“Arts, writing, journalism—these things are born from our passions … this thing that is our weak spot.”
“One of the things that helps define Latino identity is this sense of having a history but also not knowing the history.”
“There came a point in my life … where I realized that almost every narrative, whatever it came from, that dealt with an African country was pretty much a rewriting of ‘Heart of Darkness.’”
“As a horror trope, the child is always scary. It turns our notions of purity, innocence, violence, upside down.”
Writing Latinos, from Public Books, features interviews with Latino (a/x/e) authors discussing their books and how their writing contributes to the ever-changing conversation about the meanings of ...
“I’m not a political scientist. I didn’t major in Native American studies. I’m a doctor of metaphors.”
“This is a book that explores how African history—political history, cultural history, literary history—weighs and therefore haunts some of the stories that we tell ourselves about latinidad.”
“Everything in the comic has to be thought about from front cover to end … How are you going to use all the secret resources of comics?”
In this latest episode of the Writing Latinos podcast, we talk about machismo, cockfighting, reconciling with parents, the Pulse nightclub shooting, bilingualism in contemporary literature, and the “messiness” of latinidad.
“I was exorcising, if not the anxiety of influence, then the accusations of the anxiety of influence, and also issuing somewhat of a corrective.”
In this latest episode of the Writing Latinos podcast, we discuss how some Afro-Latinas argue that the US census needs to accept that Latinos are not a race.
“If you’re going to write in a worthwhile way about something, you have to really understand why you care.”
In this latest episode of the Writing Latinos podcast, we discuss how a new book shatters preconceptions about religion in the Americas.
Writing Latinos is a new podcast featuring interviews with Latino authors discussing their books and how their writing contributes to the ever-changing conversation about the meanings of latinidad.
A behind-the-scenes look at what Public Books editors and staff have been reading this month.
“The discipline and certain ideas from dance have stuck with me and inform more or less everything I’ve done ever since.”