Richard Jean So is associate professor of English and data science at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He teaches and researches computational and data-driven approaches to literature, culture and digital media. His most recent book is Redlining Culture: A Data History of Racial Inequality and Postwar Fiction (Columbia UP, 2020). More recently, he has turned to contemporary mass writing and online platforms. He has an article forthcoming at Critical Inquiry with Hoyt Long, ‘Stories on Demand: #COVID and Writing Social Crisis in the Platform Age,’ and his current book project is Fast Culture, Slow Justice: Race, Writing and Protest in the Digital Age, a study of recent social justice movements like #BLM and online writing platforms.
Recent Small Press News
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted editors Leah Jing McIntosh and Adolfo Aranjuez
Against Disappearance: Essays on Memory (Pantera Press) is exactly the kind of invigorating non-fiction that small, risk-taking publications like Liminal, excel at. It is a physically beautiful collection, presented with an understated sophistication that reflects those same qualities in the works. Edited by Leah Jing McIntosh and Adolofo Aranjuez, this collection brings together writers from across […]December 2023
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted author Nornie Bero
Mabu Mabu (Hardie Grant Books) is an intricately crafted cookbook that melds together a perfect balance of memoir and recipe. In between stunning graphics and mouth-watering recipes, Nornie Bero recounts how her upbringing fostered a love for food and explores the deep connection between culture, identity and food. —BOTY 2023 judging panel We were lucky enough […]
In conversation with BOTY shortlisted author Andrew Sutherland
Paradise (Point of Transmission) (Fremantle Press) is beautifully layered collection of poems that explores the realities of a HIV diagnosis on home, community and freedom. It complex but inviting, an act of generosity and transformation. In his first poetry collection Andrew Sutherland simultaneously captures the stigma of a HIV-positive identity and the deep love of Queer community. […]