Sindya Bhanoo’s short story “Malliga Homes,” winner of the Grand Prize in this year’s Disquiet contest, is now available on Granta.com! You can read it here.
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Disquiet 2020 will be Disquiet’s 10th Anniversary!! To celebrate, we’ve got one of the most exciting faculty lineups imaginable:
GUEST AUTHOR: Tayari Jones
FICTION: Joy Williams, Maaza Mengiste, Molly Antopol, Gabriel Bump
POETRY: Ben Lerner, Shayla Lawson
NONFICTION: T Kira Madden, Chanan Tigay
LUSO/A-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Katherine Vaz
EDITORS from Granta and Jennifer Acker from The Common
CRAFT SESSIONS led by Jensen Beach, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Arthur Flowers, Annie Liontas, Cyriaco Lopez, and Terri Witek
PORTUGUESE GUESTS: Teolinda Gersão, Susana Moreira Marques, José Luís Peixoto, Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, Jacinto Lucas Pires and Richard Zenith
We can’t wait to celebrate with you!!!
We’re so thrilled to have legend Joy Williams join the faculty this year! Here’s one of our favorite interviews with her in The Paris Review.
Gabriel Bump is a Disquiet Alum, former Disquiet Staff, and now returns as Disquiet Faculty! His debut novel, Everywhere You Don’t Belong, is going to kill this winter, and we got a little preview in Publisher’s Weekly.
Disquiet 2020 Faculty Maaza Mengiste’s new novel THE SHADOW KING received a review in the NYT which ends: “…for once, all this grandeur, all this grace, is in the service of a tale of a woman, Hirut, as indelible and compelling a hero as any I’ve read in years. This novel made me feel pity and fear, and more times than is reasonable, gave me goose bumps. Reading it was like this: In the middle of battle, tortured by the thought of Kidane’s endless power over her, Hirut suddenly loses her fear of death. She runs toward the Italian Army, taps at her own chest, and says: Boom.” Read more here!