Xhenet Aliu

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Called “extremely funny and mordant” by Sherman Alexie, Xhenet Aliu’s debut fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things, and Other Stories, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. Her debut novel, Brass, will be published by Random House in January 2018.

Her stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Barcelona Review, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere, and she has received fellowships and scholarships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Djerassi Resident Artists Foundation, and elsewhere. A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, whose brass industry attracted large waves of Eastern European immigrants before the demise of the factories in the 1970s and ’80s, she was born to an Alb
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Spotify is by default set to "share," which means it'll let your Facebook friends or Spotify followers know exactly what song you're listening to at that moment. The idea of the internet sharing, by default, moments--like listening to, say, Steely Dan on your headphones while your partner snores on the mattress next to you--that feel intimate, or at least personal, is kind of horrifying to me. It' Read more of this blog post »
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“I’m not trying to get hurt, either. I’m not looking for pain,” I said. “You should be,” she said. “You should look all the time for it, so you know where it is, and you can stay far, far away.”
Xhenet Aliu, Brass

“Empathy’s not really optional if you want to fully and productively engage with the world.”
Xhenet Aliu

“Funny when you have to remind yourself about things that, not long ago, consumed your every thought.”
Xhenet Aliu, Brass

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