“Maybe all stories are really about secrets and revelations” – K. L. Cook
by Caitlin Hamilton Summie
“Keep your head down and get the writing done. Find a community so you can feel seen and heard while the writing takes the time it takes. And it really is never too late.”
by Shoba Viswanathan
Who wants to live in a society where an evil like the caste system prevails? Untouchables are most directly oppressed by caste, but they are not the only ones it hurts.
The leaves are crisping, the air is cooling, and we turn our attention from the books we carried in our beach bags and on airplanes to distant vacations, to the reads that will keep us warm in the coming months, stacked up as insulation along drafty windowsills, their colorful jackets bright against the graying sky. Here are five fall debuts from Bloomers.
by Andy Shi
“It’s the story of a young woman who learns, and is excited to learn, that her heritage is more complicated than she knew. And she heavily romanticizes the whole thing. That’s me, but hopefully with a level of self-awareness that I am romanticizing. I live in fear of Orientalizing myself.”
“I haven’t felt any pressure to produce writing achievements by a certain arbitrary age. I’ve always been confident that, if anything, aging adds perspective and nuance to my work.”
by Jen Lue
“As human beings, we live in relation to each other. One person’s story never exists in isolation.”