World Literature Today has been kind enough to take me on as a reviewer of current works by world authors. This magazine is a reader’s magazine, lush with interviews, reviews, and original fiction and poetry. When a new one arrives in my mailbox, I immediately page through it to see what is waiting for me to dive into as the month unfolds.
And there’s nothing like being a part of such a great publication, even in a smallish way. Here’s my review of Mohsin Hamid’s Discontent and Its Civilizations, a collection of essays that span “from 2000—pulsing on the cusp of the attacks of 9/11—to 2014, offering the perspective of a new father who has returned to Pakistan to raise his daughter.” So much good writing in this collection. And if you haven’t read his novels, check them out. Some of finest reading out there these days.