“I cared more about making the reader uncomfortable than happy, because … discomfort makes you question and think”: Q&A with Joanne Ramos
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“I cared more about making the reader uncomfortable than happy, because … discomfort makes you question and think”: Q&A with Joanne Ramos

by Terry Hong

“The ideas of The Farm are ones that have obsessed me for decades: about “meritocracy” and the narrative of the American Dream; inequality and how we fail to see each other across divides of money or gender or race; motherhood and the sacrifices many women make for their children.” Continue reading

Turkish Delights & Complex Identity: Q&A with Ayşe Papatya Bucak
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Turkish Delights & Complex Identity: Q&A with Ayşe Papatya Bucak

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.” Continue reading