Articles by Liel Leibovitz

The Perpetual Émigré: An Interview with Ilija Trojanow

November 11, 2013

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My interview with Ilija Trojanow took place under ominous circumstances. I was hoping to meet him in person; the United States federal government had other plans. As Trojanow tried to board a flight from Brazil to Denver, where he was slated to participate in an academic conference, he was pulled… more »

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PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch: Palestinian Writers in Conversation

May 6, 2013

The decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict has yielded many harrowing developments, but none, arguably, more absurd than the un-improvable bit of legal coinage that deemed a portion of Israel’s Palestinian residents as present absentees. The term applies to tens of thousands of… more »

Articles by Liel Leibovitz

Auld Lang Anxiety

December 26, 2012

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to take stock of your life. As some of our writers show, that’s not always a good thing. Is there any holiday more confounding than New Year’s Eve? The expectation to have fun is steely and relentless, but all the avenues of pleasure are too crowded… more »