White Writers’ Omission of Race: Jess Row’s “White Flights: Race Fiction, and The American Imagination”
"White Flights" is a faultlessly argued collection of essays about how whiteness dominates the American literary imagination.
Fractured Origins in Esmé Weijun Wang’s “The Collected Schizophrenias”
Katharine Coldiron on Esmé Weijun Wang’s prize-winning essay collection, “The Collected Schizophrenias," which joins the schizophrenia memoir canon.
A Layover in Greenlandic Fiction Via Niviaq Korneliussen’s “Last Night in Nuuk”
Katharine Coldiron explores the Greenland of Niviaq Korneliussen’s “Last Night in Nuuk” and finds the writing immature but promising.
The Whole Human Tapestry: Sjón’s Sprawling “CoDex 1962” Trilogy
Katharine Coldiron decodes Icelandic author Sjón’s “CoDex 1962,” a “risky, funny, sexy, entirely unique book.”
Breaking Out of Narrative Prison in Debra Jo Immergut’s “The Captives”
Katharine Coldiron admires the structural audacity of Debra Jo Immergut’s prison-bound psychological thriller.
Deft Hand, Cold Heart: Rita Bullwinkel’s Debut “Belly Up”
Katharine Coldiron finds Rita Bullwinkel’s debut story collection skillful but distant.
Identity as Irreconcilable Collage in Carl Frode Tiller’s Epic “Encircling” Trilogy
Katharine Coldiron finds Carl Frode Tiller’s “Encircling 2” an incomparable intellectual escapade.