I hope to continue this journey, to linger a little with each installment of this column on another corner of the globe (or, if we are to be geometrically precise, arc of the globe), to illuminate some of what writers around the world think about when they approach this form.
The format has not changed wildly: every few months or so we will invite a writer with an international background (whatever we take that to mean) to write about another international writer or topic of interest. My hope is that each post will increase the inclusivity of our discussions about the essay, to bring in some voices we have not yet heard join the conversation. A link to each piece in the series so far is below.
As always, comments/suggestions are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org @noamdorr @essayingdaily
- Alexis Almeida on translating Roberta Iannamico
- Aurvi Sharma on the Text as the Body / the Body as the Text in Meatless Days & the Kamasutra
- David Carlin on The Essay Big & Small
- Colin Hosten, Home & Back Again with V.S. Naipaul
- Rúnar Vignisson on the Icelandic art of writing obituaries
- Toni Nealie on migration & cultural echoes
- Chris Arthur, An Irish Essay(ist)
- V.V. Ganeshananthan on Sunila Galappatti
- Mari Yoshihara on living in two languages
- Mary-Kim Arnold on How Language Makes & Unmakes Us
- Christopher Doda on editing the Best Canadian Essays