Esther Yi

Esther Yi is a writer in Berlin. Her reportage and criticism have appeared in The AtlanticCinema ScopeBookforum, and other publications. She lives online at


How to Say Nothing

Is it possible to read or write a book in a vacuum, disregarding prizes, public opinion, academic discourse, or artistic precedent? How do we shake off the pervasive self-consciousness of the literary establishment? And do we dare trust its declarations of greatness?...

Your Story Is Mine to Tell

Francine Prose’s novel Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 concerns itself with an essential feature of the biography — it is doomed to failure....

“Walls Are Not Everlasting”: Preserving the East Side Gallery in Berlin
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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