Adina Hoffman

Essayist and biographer Adina Hoffman writes often of the Middle East, approaching it from unusual angles and shedding light on overlooked dimensions of the place, its people, and their cultures. She is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood (Steerforth Press and Broadway Books) and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s […]

Hilary Plum

Hilary Plum is the author of the novel Strawberry Fields, winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose (2018); the work of nonfiction Watchfires(2016), winner of the 2018 GLCA New Writers Award; and the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets (2013). She has worked for a number of years as an editor of international literature, history, and politics. She […]

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is the author of a memoir and three novels, and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies. Her new novel, Sketchtasy, was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by NPR Books. Her memoir, The End of San Francisco, won a Lambda Literary Award, and her previous title, Why Are Faggots So Afraid […]

William J. Simmons

William J. Simmons is Provost Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Southern California. Simmons did his BA at Harvard University and spent three years at the Graduate Center, CUNY and taught at the City College of New York. His criticism and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and books internationally. This is his […]

Jarrett Earnest

Jarrett Earnest is the author of What it Means to Write About Art: Interviews with Art Critics (David Zwirner Books, 2018), editor of Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light: 100 Art Writings 1988-2017  by Peter Schjeldahl (Abrams, June 2019) and curator of “The Young and Evil” at David Zwirner, NY (February 21 – April 13, 2019).  “The Young and Evil” press release […]

Mark Nowak

Mark Nowak is the author of Revenants, Shut Up Shut Down (a New York Times Editor’s Choice”), Coal Mountain Elementary (which Howard Zinn called “a stunning educational tool”), and Social Poetics (forthcoming), all from Coffee House Press. He is a Guggenheim fellow (2010), a Lannan Literary Fellow (2015), and recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry and […]

Sylvia Arthur

Sylvia Arthur is a British-Ghanaian narrative nonfiction writer whose work explores identity, diaspora, politics, and place. She lives in Accra where she has turned her vast collection of books into Ghana’s only lending library, Libreria Ghana. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, the BBC, and The British Journalism Review and her essay, “Britain’s […]

Ahlem Kebir

Ahlem Kebir, 25 years old. PhD student in cultural heritage and co-founder of Ineffable art & culture. Ineffable art and culture is a digital Magazine, which strives to embody the concept of “Art and culture for all”, it aspires to a popularization of this discipline, and bring it to a human scale through life experiences. The […]

Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a Member of its Committee on Global Thought, which she chaired from 2009 till 2015. She is a student of cities, immigration, and states in the world economy, with inequality, gendering and digitization three key variables running though her work. Born […]

Boško Begović

Boško Begović is a conceptual artist that combines visual art and his writing to reflect on existential issues. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, where he currently, lives and work. Bosko is a co-founder of Belgrade Artist in Residence program in Belgrade, Serbia, and Martial artist in residence, as part of the Center424 non-profit artist-run organization. He […]