Invasive species

Post: Marwa Helal and Xandria Phillips are Whiting Awards Winners! ✨

Marwa Helal (author of Invasive species) and Xandria Phillips (author of Hull) are both 2021 Whiting Awards winners! ‎ Since 1985, the Whiting Foundation has supported creative writing through the Whiting Awards, given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The awards, of $50,000 each, are based on early accomplishment and the promise of […]

Post: Summer Reading List: Borders

  With mass ICE raids of major U.S. cities promised by an ever-intensifying racist administration, major protests at the nations detention centers after reports of astonishingly inhumane conditions and newly devised asylum restrictions, along with the recent election of Brexit-champion Boris Johnson of the British Conservative party to prime minister of the U.K., this summer […]

Post: Invasive species by Marwa Helal reviewed in The New York Times!

We are so thrilled to share that Marwa Helal’s fantastic debut, Invasive species was just reviewed by Stephanie Burt in The New York Times Book Review. Pick up a copy of the Sunday times this weekend to see it in print! “Marwa Helal has lived, not always by her own choice, both in Egypt and in America, […]