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Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson, a 1998 MacArthur Fellow, is the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Endowed Professor of English at the University of Washington in Seattle. His fiction includes Faith and the Good Thing, Dreamer, and Middle Passage (winner of the National Book Award). He is also the author of the short story collections The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Soulcatcher and Other Stories. His nonfiction books include Turning the Wheel, Being and Race, and recently Mine Eyes Have Seen, with photography by Bob Adelman. He is also a screenwriter and professional cartoonist and served as fiction editor of Seattle Review for twenty years

July/Aug 2017

Idols of the Cave

By Charles Johnson

You’re on trial facing a court-martial, years in prison, and maybe execution because villagers in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley told the government that the Taliban had returned and forced them out […]

Summer 2009

Night Hawks

By Charles Johnson

Your right is to action alone; never to its fruits at any time. Never should the fruits of action be your motive; never let there be attachment to inaction in […]