Sign of the Times

Pleased to report that I just received a print copy of the April 28th edition of Times Higher Education, which features an interview with… me! Karen Shook, Books Editor, conducted this interview via email and asked really thoughtful questions about what I’ve read, what I’ve been reading, and what I will be reading.CameraZOOM-20160505141610568

I talked about the fantasy novels by Lloyd Alexander that I read when I was a kid and the José Eduardo Agualusa novel I’m teaching in my Global Black Lit class in a few weeks.

Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 3.07.43 PMShelf Life is a fortnightly column that features a scholar with new writing discussing their reading habits and experiences. I’m pretty sure this is the first fortnightly thing I’ve ever done.
Previous editions have featured (holy crap) David Harvey, Kaitlynn Mendes, and Deborah Rhode. Needless to say, it’s a tremendous honor to be included in this distinguished company, and I really appreciate the effort to spotlight younger, more diverse voices. If they start down that road with me, you can be pretty sure you’re next–yes, you! I’m fairly confident I’m right about this for someone who reads this blog, since I happen to know a good number of emerging scholars and authors of color. main

I’m especially happy to spread the word about Speculative Blackness across the pond… but also, peep the institutional affiliation: Drexel University. All press is good press, right?

Read the interview here.