Making Histories showcases writers from all over the world re-imagining the past and representing the overlooked, with work from Chris Abani, Eve Ensler, Etgar Keret, Marilynne Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson, and many more.

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Fiction

Wu Ming, The Acrobat
Ilija Trojanow, Bwana Burton’s Binoculars
Paul LaFarge, The Discovery of America
Etgar Keret, Myth Milk and Rabin’s Dead
Chris Abani, Safekeeping
Aminatta Forna, To Be Saved
Rodrigo Fresán, Peter Pan’s Death Leap
Arthur Japin, I Invented Rome
Abdulrazak Gurnah, My Life So Far
Grace Paley, Love

Poetry

Maggie Nelson, How She Penetrates
Tyehimba Jess, Leadbelly Poems
Kirmen Uribe, Historical Memory
Daphne Gottlieb, The Use of Recent World Events Considered and Everything She Asks of Me
Harryette Mullen, Trimmings and from Muse and Drudge
Tadeusz Różewicz, Regression in die Ursuppe
Elaine Equi, Gone But Not Forgiven and Legacy
Jennifer Tseng, Trees and In the Absence of Dictionaries
Grace Paley, I Went out Walking

Drama

Petr Zelenka, Pop Music

Nonfiction

Amitava Kumar, Gandhi Gets the Job Done
Ryszard Kapuściński, Wanderers
George Saunders, Realist Fiction
Julio Cortázar, Roadsongs
Caryl Phillips, A Life in Ten Chapters
Chris Abani, A Good African
Pico Iyer, Arrivals
Helen Oyeyemi, Scratching the Surface
Shahriar Mandanipour, The Life of a Word
Marilynne Robinson, Underground

Conversations

Arthur Japin, Laila Lalami, Colum McCann, and Imma Monsó, Inventing the Past
Alain de Botton, Paul Holdengräber, Ma Jian, and Ilija Trojanow, Voyage and Voyeur
David Grossman, Milton Hatoum, Colum McCann, Ann Provoost, and Jeanette Winterson, In the Beginning
Daniel Alarcón, Arthur Japin, Tatyana Tolstaya, and Deborah Treisman, Imaginary Geographies
Ilija Trojanow and Amitava Kumar, The Messiness of Now
Etgar Keret and George Saunders, Imagine That!
Rodrigo Fresán and Jonathan Lethem, Collage Education
Vikram Chandra, Kiran Desai, and Rachel Donadio, The Whole Circle
Abdulrazak Gurnah, Radhika Jones, and Caryl Phillips, The Space Between

Tributes to Ryszard Kapuściński and Grace Paley

Salman Rushdie, Philip Gourevitch, Carolin Emcke, Francine Prose, Michael Cunningham, Gerry Albarellia, Eve Ensler, Vera Williams, Nora Paley