The Post-Trump Future of Literature

What will writers do when the outrage is over? Will they go back to writing about flowers and moons?

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Claudia Rankine Wishes More Writers Thought About Whiteness

“Racist ideas continue to shape our consciousness.”

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Review: A Poet’s Urgent Questions Fuel ‘November’

Five Black women narrate a filmed rendition of Claudia Rankine’s heady play, which was rethought after an initial version was shut down by the pandemic.

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Claudia Rankine on the Ways Race Haunts Her Imagination, and America’s

In her new book, “Just Us,” the poet and essayist repeatedly asks how race is understood and manifested in American culture.

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15 Books to Watch For in September

New fiction from Elena Ferrante, Yaa Gyasi and Marilynne Robinson, Mariah Carey’s tell-all, several deep dives into Cold War espionage and more.

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‘Weather’

The poet Claudia Rankine writes for the Book Review about the climate in America at this moment.

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning’

After nearly two weeks of national unrest, Claudia Rankine reflects on the reality of repetition in the systems of institutionalized racism.

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