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 forthcoming from Verso in the Spring of 2020. 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 danger, detention, or death.


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