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Omar El Akkad, Dao Strom, Cynthia Whitcomb, and four others walked home with prizes from Literary Arts on April 25.
Published by Morpheus Youth Project, the genre-bending chapbook—anchored by work from Emilly Prado and Andres Mendoza—is the Portland nonprofit's final project.
The Portland author's latest book hits shelves April 5.
Works from Michelle Zauner, Omar El Akkad, Willy Vlautin, Eli Saslow, and many others provided necessary escapes in a weird year.
Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Karly Quadros
‘Beasts of a Little Land’ is set against the backdrop of the country’s independence.
In How to be Golden, author Paula Bernstein discusses the beloved actress's magnetism and the lessons we might learn from her long career.
National names like Brandon Taylor and Maggie Nelson will join local heavy-hitters like Willy Vlautin and Emilly Prado for a hybrid virtual/in-person bonanza.
"Maria tossed her hair out of her face and sat up with a jerk. She leaned forward, distorting her image on the screen. Her lips became pale, and her left eye...
Guadalupe García McCall
"Stomping-boot-by-stomping-boot, Niyi cracked down the sidewalk. At the pink house with blue trim, he bent forward to smell the pine tree smell, as his baba ...
Olufunke Grace Bankole
From dystopian novels to nihilistic comedy to multi-continental short stories, we bring you our favorites from local authors from the past 5 years.
The Portland science-fiction author will be honored on the 33rd stamp in the series, joining James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, and others.
Q & A
The duos new book Mending Life walks newbie sewers through the process of mending their clothing in visible, stylish ways.
One Long River of Song, Doyle’s posthumous essay collection, comes out December 3.
Jessica Murphy Moo
Unforeseen, out July 16, assembles 17 engrossing tales by the longtime Portland author.
The Portland-based author of Swamplandia returns with Orange World.
In To the Bridge, Portland author Nancy Rommelmann attempts to comprehend an incomprehensible crime.
The Portland literary legend, renowned for her science fiction and fantasy, died this week at 88.
The Glaciers novelist shakes things up.
XOXO, Portland! Also heating up the weekend: Brandi Carlile, Ursula Le Guin, Salman Rushdie, comics Russell Peters and Jessimae Pelsuo—and so much more (at) TBA!
Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman
There's a slew of high profile, heavy hitting writers in town this month for readings. Wondering which to attend, and whether you're a natural fit for team Joy or team Jonathan? We can help.