May 10, 2019KR Podcast

Proof Casts A Shadow: A Special KR Podcast

Kenyon Review fellow Misha Rai sits down with Gabrielle Bellot and Nay Saysourinho to discuss narratives that address the language of citizenship, colonialism, labels, and identity.

Gabrielle Bellot is a staff writer for Literary Hub. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Atlantic, the New York Review of Books, Paris Review Daily, New Yorker, Guernica, Tin House, and many other places. She is working on a novel and essay collection.

Misha Rai is the 2018-2020 Kenyon Review Fellow in Prose. Her novel-in-progress, Blood We Did Not Spill, has been awarded a 2018 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the Dana Award in the novel category, and the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies. She has also been a 2016-2017 Edward H. and Mary C. Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State University and the recipient of the 2015 George M. Harper Award. Her prose has appeared in a number of journals. She was born in Sonipat, Haryana, and brought up in India.

Nay Saysourinho is a writer based in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Funambulist and The Margins, and she has received fellowships from One Story, Kundiman and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. A Tin House Summer Workshop alumna and Mendocino Coast Writers’ Workshop scholar, she is currently working on her first novel.

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