Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Quarantine Q&A: Courttia Newland

Courttia Newland talks to Johnny about African cosmology and the out-of-body experience that inspired his new novel; writing for Steve McQueen’s Small Axe films; and more!

Quarantine Q&A: Morowa Yejidé

Morowa Yejidé talks to Johnny about her hometown of Washington, DC, and her rampantly praised new novel, “Creatures of Passage.”

Quarantine Q&A: Deesha Philyaw

National Book Award finalist Deesha Philyaw talks to Johnny about her shot glass collection, holy posturing, and her bedazzling story collection.

Quarantine Q&A: Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle talks to Johnny Temple about his role on Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” television series, and his young adult novels “Home Girl” and “Cane Warriors.”