William Pierce is coeditor of the literary and cultural magazine AGNI. Excerpts from his autofiction manuscript Twenty Sixteen can be found in Harvard Review, on the Freeman’s channel at Literary Hub, and in Western Humanities Review. His short stories have appeared in Granta, Ecotone, American Literary Review, and elsewhere, and he is the author of Reality Hunger: On Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, a monograph first serialized as a three-part essay at The Los Angeles Review of Books. With E. C. Osondu, he coedited The AGNI Portfolio of African Fiction.

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White Price Comfort by William Pierce

I was reading Thomas Lynch’s The Undertaking recently. It’s a good book. First published in 1997, it came out at a time when, let’s be honest, most white Americans—like me—thought “race relations” were in a better place than most white Americans think they are now. Americans of color were, as ever, not fooled. They also […]