Tagged with race

Southern by the Grace of… Amy Hempel?

I’ve just finished reading an advanced copy  the 25th anniversary edition of New Stories From The South, guest edited by Amy Hempel. My story, Someone Ought to Tell Her There’s Nowhere to Go, which was first published in A Public Space, and will also be in my collection and in this year’s Best American Short Stories, is included in … Continue reading

Musings on the Black Book Section

A while back, I wrote a short piece for PEN American, working through some of my ambivalence about the “black book” section in a lot of US bookstores. Here’s the opening: I first understood what people meant when they spoke of intangible white privilege when I realized that I read differently than other people. Literature … Continue reading