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Opening Up Experimental Fiction

The Guardian highlighted faculty member Anna Maria Hong's H&G as leading the way for a new avant garde in literature.


"Experimental fiction was once defined by white male gunslingers such as William Burroughs (whose legend grew after he accidentally shot his wife), and cryptic geniuses such as Samuel Beckett and Thomas Pynchon," writes Harvey Thomlinson in The Guardian. "Now, in the age of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, the authors being celebrated as experimental are both more diverse and politically engaged, using language as a vehicle to explore different identities."

Anna Maria Hong’s H&G, a retelling of Hansel and Gretel sees the latter portrayed as a heroic survivor of trauma.

The Guardian