fiction, journalism, translation.

Follow my oral testimony series of articles at

The Nation, exploring the diversity of

Migrant Voices

My first book, The Dispossessed, is now available for purchase from Verso. Tracing one Salvadoran man's search for refuge, the book explores the global history of asylum, the ancient cultural practices of hospitality and sanctuary, and how contemporary asylum policies leave millions uprooted and unroofed — consigning them to detention, danger, or death. Read excerpts from The Nation, The Intercept, and Bookforum.


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