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E S S A Y S

The Life and Legacy of Bharati Mukherjee  The Literary Hub

Drinking Chai to Savannah  Longreads

When a Person of Color Tells You About Their Racist Experiences, Don’t Respond Like This  Fusion

Identity Lost and Found  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ghosts of White People Past: Witnessing White Flight in an Asian Ethnoburb  Pacific Standard

Reading the Partition of India  The Literary Hub

Returning to the Real India  Khabar Magazine

Blueprint for a Baby  Atlanta Magazine [Featured at VelaMagazine]

Borderline  Prime Number Magazine

Finding minority writers isn’t ‘racial nepotism.’  The Guardian

The Long and Short of It  Khabar

Why Are We Letting Microsoft Guesstimate Our Age?  Dame

How a puppy reminded us what it means to be a family  The Washington Post  [Reprinted at The News Journal; Sante Fe New Mexican; iOL.]

Even Our Online Activism Is Affected by Race  Alternet

A New Name for the Selma Bridge Is Long Overdue  Huffington Post

Generation X’s Parenting Problem  The Mid [Reprinted at The Huffington Post]

I was a born-again Yankee – until the deep south called me back  The Guardian

Three Girls? ‘I Feel Sorry for Their Father’ The New York Times

Mixing Colors Huffington Post

Mixing Colors Khabar

The Safety Net  Full Grown People

Beadwork  r.kv.r.y.

A Different World: No Longer Brown in White America  InCulture Parent

Carousel  Mothering 

R E P O R T I NG 

White authors are still writing racist books because white critics won’t call them out  Quartz

This Food truck Serves Up Gourmet Fare and Drinks — And Refugee Jobs  NPR

White authors are still writing racist books because white critics won’t call them out Quartz

Post-election coverage largely erases voices of those most at risk  All Digitocracy

Un/Masked: A Q & A with Donna Kaz, A Guerilla Girl on Tour  Rewire News

Do Americans Hate Foreign Fiction?  The Literary Hub

Interview: Sow the Seeds with Ann Patchett  Google Books

One Woman’s Quest to Record the History of the 1947 Partition  NBC

Jose Antonio Vargas talks citizenship for undocumented residents in a Trump World  Fusion

Roxane Gay on Trump: ‘I wish this was a nightmare and we could wake up’  Fusion

Ghost of White People Past: Witnessing White Flight in an Asian Ethnoburb  Pacific Standard

Jenny Yang: when you’re a little immigrant Asian girl in America, no one tells you to be a comedian  The Guardian

Decatur Book Fest marks 10 years of celebrating book for every kind of reader  ArtsATL

D’Lo: ‘I came out three times — as gay, as having a girlfriend and as trans’  The Guardian

Even Our Online Activism is Affected by Race  Alternet

Nicki Salcedo’s popular “Decaturish” columns sampled in new book “Intersections” ArtsATL

Kristina Wong: Pushing the envelope on race, rights and America  The Guardian

Sally Kilpatrick on Sweet/Saucy Debut Novel, “The Happy Hour Choir”  ArtsATL

My auntie, Rosa Parks  The Guardian

Book Fest: Fate of Holocaust plunder pivot of Ayelet Waldman’s “Love and Treasure” ArtsATL

Q&A: Anna Quindlen on women writers, creativity and new novel, “Still Life with Bread Crumbs” ArtsATL

Q&A’s Jodi Picoult’s interest in elephant’s emotions propelled “Leaving Time” ArtsATL

The Rumpus Interview with Julie Schumacher The Rumpus

Interview: Poet and Pioneer Khabar 

Subterranean Lives Los Angeles Review of Books

Atlanta writers find welcoming community, eager readers as city makes mark on literary map. ArtsATL

Metro Atlanta Club is built on unusual mix: Women, books and guns ArtsATL

As some bookstores close, others thrive selling “much more” than books ArtsATL

New director Elizabeth Wylie has grand plans for Andalusia, Georgia author Flannery O’Connor’s home and history site. ArtsATL

Getting by with a little help from my (Facebook) friend: Writers, readers, and social media  ArtsATL

Atlanta authors Jessica Handler (“Braving the Fire”), Kate Sweeney (“American Afterlife”) explore loss, grief, healing ArtsATL

Jonathan Zufi captures Apple’s evolution in ICONIC, an encyclopedic picture book ArtsATL

Atlanta institutions build archives of LGBTQ culture, politics, history ArtsATL

30 Under 30: Hailey Lowe Fennell’s photos trace “diminishing line between man and nature” ArtsATL

Decatur Book Festival: Bettina Love, Randall Kennedy will focus on hip-hop, affirmative action ArtsATL

30 Under 30: Laura Relyea vouches for great books, spreads the love with contagious enthusiasm ArtsATL

 C R I T I C I S M

Deadly allergy complicates courtship in ‘Close Enough to Touch’  Atlanta Journal Constitution

‘The Barrowfields’ rues the legacy of family tragedies  Atlanta Journal Constitution

How Lifetime’s Forgotten TV Series ‘Any Day Now’ Confronted Racism  Vice

A hasty marriage unravels in Civil War era ‘The Second Mrs. Hockaday’  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Love, lust and longing abide in ‘Virgin and Other Stories’  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Survivor’s Guilt: John Edgar Wideman Ruminates on Louis Till File in New Book  Rewire News

White authors are still writing racist books because white critics won’t call them out  Quartz

Review: They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery  Star Tribune

Black women celebrated as heroes of the space race in ‘Hidden Figures’  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Author Jennifer Weiner Tackles Sexism and Self-Doubt in New Memoir  Rewire News

Sing for Your Life delivers arresting anthem of an opera singer  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Reading the Partition of India  The Literary Hub

Books: Do Good Girls Rebel?  Khabar

Review: ‘Homegoing’ by Yaa Gyasi  Star Tribune

‘The Lynching’ examines the trial that sacked the Klan  Atlanta-Journal Constitution

Across Three Generations  Khabar Magazine

Spring Reading: 5 new books by Georgia authors to toss in your suitcase  Atlanta Magazine

Under the Odala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta review  The Guardian

Review: ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates; elegy for a black childhood  Star Tribune

Children’s Books: Of Tigers and Weddings  Khabar

Review: ‘Two Years’ Unspools an Elegant, Apocalyptic Tale  ArtsATL

Natalie Baszile’s Queen Sugar raises cane and the bar for quiet literary fiction  ArtsATL

[Review] The Amado Women by Desiree Zamorano  PANK

Civil Disobedience: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Los Angeles Review of Books

Ship of Fools: On Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account The Millions

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Review Paste

The Best Novels of 2014 (So Far) Paste

Lyrical Prose Rooted in Mississippi Delta Lifts Karen White’s “A Long Time Gone”  ArtsATL

Editors of “Khabar” create magazine for and about Atlanta’s Indian Americans  ArtsATL

The Last 13 Feminist Bookstores in North America Paste

15 Short Story Collections for the Novels-Only Reader Paste

8 Great YA Novels Featuring South Asian Protagonists Paste

Review: In “One More Thing,” B.J. Novak proves why he could quit his job at “The Office” ArtsATL

Beach reads: A half-dozen best best for summer from Atlanta authors. ArtsATL

H U M O R

6 Lesser-Known Starbucks Hashtag Movements  The Mid

Generation X’s Parenting Problem  The Mid

How to Go Clubbing When You’re 40  The Mid

List: My New Year’s Internet Resolutions McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

P O E T R Y

Alias and Dal Done  Change Seven

Carousel  Minerva Rising