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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Brett Josef Grubisic

Brett Josef Grubisic will soon publish his fifth novel, My Two-Faced Luck.

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Poetry She Wrote

A new novel by Kathleen Winter September 2021
Everyone knows William Wordsworth, but what of his younger sister, Dorothy? This is presumably the question Kathleen Winter asked herself before she began work on her latest novel, Undersong. Dorothy Wordsworth is a mysterious figure. An author, diarist, and poet in her own right, she never married and lived with her brother and his…

Home Is Lagos

Francesca Ekwuyasi’s debut novel January | February 2021
As you might expect from its title, Butter Honey Pig Bread features a banquet of food. There’s baked mackerel (burned due to an absent mind), fresh guava (nibbled on until the “knobby, slimy ball” is “all sucked clean”), and a lovingly prepared triple-layer cake intended to mend a long absence with chocolate and…

Hungry and Angry

Body size is the theme of Mona Awad’s powerful first novel March 2016
“I have lost and gained and lost again a total of 300 pounds, from prepubescence to my present age of twenty-six. My mother’s fluctuations were more vast and violent still. For as long as I can remember, one of us was always either rapidly shrinking or rapidly expanding.” These declarations belong to Mona Awad, whose essay “The Shrinking Woman: How Fad Diets Conquer Our…