Michelle Kuo

Michelle Kuo is an associate professor at the American University of Paris. Her book, Reading with Patrick (Random House, 2017) was a runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Public Books, The Point, and other publications. She works on expanding justice and education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. Previously, she was a clerk for a federal appellate judge and an attorney for tenants’ and workers’ rights at an organization representing immigrant communities.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

I Dare Not: The Muted Style of Writer in Exile Ha Jin

As a new generation of Chinese writer-exiles settles in the West, we wonder whether Jin’s flat, alienating style will come to be regarded as a kind of artifact, a self-preserving fossil of the trauma generated by those who witnessed the mixture of real and manufactured emotion that fueled a collective mania....


Scientology: The Mystery Sandwich

AFTER FINISHING ANNA KARENINA IN 1877, Leo Tolstoy turned his attention away from creating worlds on the page to creating something ...


Marilynne Robinson and the Miraculous Privilege of Existence
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