Joyce Carol Oates and Jonathan Santlofer talk about It Occurs to Me That I Am America, a provocative, unprecedented anthology, featuring original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors. Published on the one year anniversary of the Trump inauguration and the Women’s March, the book “aims to address the anxiety many Americans are feeling about losing the freedoms for which we’ve fought; to remind us of America as an international symbol of hope; and considers the most basic notion of all: what it means to be an American” says editor Jonathan Santlofer.
Many of America’s leading writers and artists openly resist the current administration’s dogma and earliest policy moves, and they’re not about to go gently into that good night. In It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, more than thirty of the most acclaimed modern writers consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just and compassionate democracy—through fiction.
A book sale by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library follows the event.