The M Word Stories: Kaighla Um Dayo

I feel worried that if I were to be too human, too real, to have a bad day here and there, it would reflect poorly on the entire… More

I’m Not Here

"Feeling is impossible if we feel today as we felt yesterday: To feel today the same thing we felt yesterday is not to feel at all. Today we are… More

Submissions for the 2018 PEN Literary Awards

The submission period for the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards has ended. Submissions and nominations for the 2019 awards cycle (for books published in 2018) will be accepted starting… More

Day & Night For It

They brandished torches—the tiki kind you can buy at any big-box store for backyard barbecue—the kind that hold a well of flammable oil. They shouted… More

Boundaries and Borders: A Reading List

In celebration of PEN Out Loud: Boundaries and Borders, PEN America and the Strand Book Store created a comprehensive book list of Latinx authors who have impacted and shaped… More

I Write Banned Books: A Reading List

Banned Books Week is September 24–30, and as well as enthusiastically celebrating the banned books that have shaped us, we take this time to highlight the censorship that still… More

Lara Croft Was My Family

I often think about how, as a family, we watched dad play every Tomb Raider game? That was fun wasn't it?? "Please save after this please save please..." More