PEN: Making Histories

Last April, along with Arthur Japin, Imma Monsó, and Michael Wallner, I took part in a panel on “History and the Truth of Fiction” at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York. (The discussion was moderated by the amazing Colum McCann.)

I’m told now that PEN America has collected some of the comments from that discussion (you can read it here: “Inventing the Past” ) as well as fiction, essays and other writings on history and truth in fiction in a new issue of their journal: Making Histories. The journal includes contributions by Chris Abani, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Amitava Kumar, Etgar Keret, Grace Paley, and many others. Check it out.