This first novel is a remarkable leap for a writer who often gets awards for journalism, but whose only previous book (the winner of multiple prizes) was The 100-Mile Diet.
Ever since the paper was created in 1967, it has served as a launching pad for authors, as well as a publication in which established authors could place their articles.
The four-day event combines a star-studded faculty of multidisciplinary writers with the most memorable parts of summer camp—including badges and campfires.
Michael Kaan gained perspective on hardship after reading his father’s journals chronicling boyhood struggles during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong.
The annual 11-day event is at least nominally about poetry—spoken word, rap, words-and-music collaborations, and slam—but at its heart it’s really about transformation.