Because the world is huge and loud and frightening and sometimes what you want is to hear a single voice speaking about loving things very earnestly.
The internet is changing all the time — changing itself, changing us. There’s a stillness in letters I’d like to share between us, like spreading a tablecloth. I want to set out good things to eat.
Who are you though?
Amal El-Mohtar, award-winning writer of fiction, poetry, essays, criticism. I’m the Science Fiction and Fantasy columnist for the New York Times, I write occasional reviews for NPR, I’m the co-author with Max Gladstone of an epistolary spy vs. spy time-travel novella called This Is How You Lose the Time War, and the single author of a tiny weird book of poems and stories called The Honey Month. I have a lot of stories and poems online for free! This one won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards in 2017.
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Maybe you just want information about where I’ll be reading next or when my last book reviews went up! This is a good way to do that.
Do you miss Livejournal? I do. Let’s miss it less together.