Summer 2020

This issue, the second of our summer-fiction biennial collection, landing in a year of surreal global emergency and sustained anxiety, celebrates the power of fiction to fortify our human connections from afar, and to expand our sense of self. It also features a vital selection of poetry, essays, criticism, and comics, as well as reporting on how a small but mighty magazine works to protect India’s threatened free press.
Summer 2020

Volume 96, Number 2

Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 2020 cover
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Table of contents

Fine Distinctions 
Drawing It Out 
Editor's Desk 

Contributor Profiles

Rita Chang-Eppig received her MFA from New York University.

Don Lee is the author of the novels Lonesome Lies Before Us (Norton, 2017), The Collective (Norton, 2012), Wrack and Ruin (Norton, 2008), and Country of Origin (Norton, 2004), and of the story collecti

Vijay Seshadri is author of the poetry books Wild Kingdom (Graywolf, 1996), The Long Meadow (Graywolf, 2005), The Disappearances, (Harper Collins, 2007), 3 Sections (Graywolf, 2013), and That Was N

A. Igoni Barrett is the author of the novel Blackass (Graywolf, 2016) and the short-story collection Love is Power, or Something Like That (Graywolf, 2013).

Maddy Crowell is a freelance writer based in New York City.

Chris Buzelli’s illustrations have been published in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Politico, Smithsonian, the Washington Post, Mother Jones, and elsewhere.

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