Cover Photo: An image from the film adaptation of The Hunger Games books: the protagonist Katniss standing among fires and rubble, looking distressed
Promotional still from 'The Hunger Games'/Lionsgate Films

On Worldbuilding and the Question of Resistance

In fiction, you can feel good about resistance without actually resisting anything.

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Matthew Salesses was adopted from Korea and is the author of three  novels, THE HUNDRED-YEAR FLOOD,  I'M NOT SAYING, I'M JUST SAYING,  and DISAPPEAR DOPPELGÄNGER DISAPPEAR: A NOVEL, as well as  CRAFT IN THE REAL WORLD. In 2015, Buzzfeed named him one of 32 essential Asian American writers. He teaches fiction writing and Asian American literature at Coe College.