September 20, 2018

How to Write an Ideological Novel

By Aatif Rashid

It is a truth if not universally then at least widely acknowledged that all fiction is inherently political. In fact, today, many writers would argue that all fiction should be […]

July 26, 2018

In the Dark

By Laura Maylene Walter

On Facebook, I watch a woman announce she’s just now starting to watch The Handmaid’s Tale. Twenty minutes into the first episode, she posts an update demanding to see an […]

May 3, 2017

Margaret Atwood and The Speculative in Poetry

By Dora Malech

Online and in person, it feels like everyone’s talking about The Handmaid’s Tale, the ten-episode television series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of the same name, first published in 1985. […]

February 22, 2017

Goon I Feel You

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

  How such gentle names belie the bodies checked into boards. Like in another context you could say: Here maple leafs fall among islanders, and think I’m talking about vacationing […]

December 11, 2014

Martyr Stories, Past and Present

By Amit Majmudar

Some of the most popular stories in medieval Europe were tales of saints and martyrs. Many of the hagiographies were essentially martyr stories as well, seeing as most early Christians were […]

July 2, 2012

The Jack of All Modes

By Amit Majmudar

When you publish a novel, there’s often a flurry of interviews over the ensuing months. The interviewers repeat questions independently of one another. It’s an interesting indicator of what people […]