Thanks to Marshal Zeringue!
Interviewed a member of University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) about their new report, which focuses on the final two months of the war in Sri Lanka, and in particular, its ramifications for civilians. Listen to SAJA webcast here (follow links). Apologies for technological difficulties… unexpectedly ran tech for the show, which I had never done before.
Reading and on a panel myself, shortly… so off I go.
New stuff on the Articles page (Sepia posts), as well as on the Reviews page (an article by Smriti Daniel, whom I spoke to when I was in Sri Lanka for the Galle Literary Festival).
Also: a discussion I moderated at the Asia Society, in New York. Full video is online… see here for Sri Lanka at a Crossroads: Humanitarian Crisis Looms as Government Forces Approach Victory.
Interestingly, the article describes me as an expatriate. That’s not true, although I would be proud if it were—I think immigration takes a special brand of courage. That said, I was born American. And am equally happy with that!
(The Princess Bride is one of my all-time favorite movies.)
Anywho, I saw this recent post from Matt Ruff, which reminded me that I had contributed to Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: by Writers Famous and Obscure. Book’s out… now. I’ve got to get a copy! You should too 😉
(Thanks for the compliment, Matt! I like his submission as well, and not just for reasons of reciprocal politeness. I’m a sucker for superhero references.
Thanks also to Jennifer 8. Lee of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles for telling me about the project.)
Check out a Sepia post here.
Thanks, Rocky Mountain News! One of my Iowa classmates, Nina Siegal, is also on this list.