Literary News: To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

When I started this blog in January, my first post was a short comment on the frenzy around the discovery of a "new" manuscript by Harper Lee. That manuscript was released almost two weeks ago as Go Set a Watchman. In my January post, I noted that the manuscript was hardly new, but—according to Lee herself—was instead an earlier draft... Continue Reading →

Don’t Forgive: A Reaction to the Shooting at Emanuel A.M.E.

Six days have lapsed since Dylann Roof committed what I will only refer to as a hate crime and an act of domestic terrorism: the calculated murder of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. While the events were unfolding, I was copyediting a special cluster of academic articles, which studied the ways... Continue Reading →

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