The New Yorker - USA (2022-01-31)

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Zadie Smith on Toni Morrison’s only
short story, “Recitatif,” an experiment
in perceptions of racial identity.


E. Tammy Kim writes about quaran-
tining in South Korea and questioning
America’s response to the pandemic.

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Joshua Rothman (“Best-Case Scenario,”
p. 30), who joined the magazine in 2012,
is the ideas editor of

Ayşegül Savaş (Fiction, p. 50) is the au-
thor of the novels “Walking on the
Ceiling” and “White on White.”

Akhil Sharma (“Imagining Ziggy,” p. 24)
has published the novel “Family Life”
and the short-story collection “A Life
of Adventure and Delight.” A new edi-
tion of his début novel, “An Obedient
Father,” will come out in July.

Ivy Knight (The Talk of the Town, p. 15),
a writer and a producer, is at work on
“All Day,” a documentary film about
restaurants in Toronto.

Terrance Hayes (Poem, p. 46), a former
MacArthur Fellow, is the author of
“American Sonnets for My Past and
Future Assassin” and “To Float in the
Space Between.”

Weike Wang (Shouts & Murmurs, p. 29)
has published the novels “Chemistry”
and “Joan Is Okay.”

Jane Mayer (“Ginni Thomas’s Crusades,”
p. 16) is the magazine’s chief Washing-
ton correspondent and the author, with
Jill Abramson, of “Strange Justice: The
Selling of Clarence Thomas.”

John Seabrook (“Green Giants,” p. 40)
has written four books, including, most
recently, “The Song Machine.”

Katha Pollitt (Poem, p. 35) is a poet, an
essayist, and a columnist at The Nation.
Her most recent poetry collection is
“The Mind-Body Problem.”

Sergiy Maidukov (Postcard from Kyiv,
p. 69) published the art book “Kyiv”
last year.

James Wood (A Critic at Large, p. 56),
a staff writer since 2007, teaches at Har-
vard. His latest book is “Serious Notic-
ing,” a collection of essays.

Sergio García Sánchez (Cover), a car-
toonist and an illustrator, is the author,
with Nadja Spiegelman, of the chil-
dren’s book “Blancaflor, The Hero with
Secret Powers.”
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