Shaun Pett is a writer based in Toronto. His work has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, Maisonneuve, Outpost, and the Financial Times, among others; his reviews and essays have appeared on The Millions and Full Stop.
John Keene was born in St. Louis in June 1965—the summer, evoked in the opening pages of his first novel, Annotations, “of Malcolms and Seans, as Blacks were transforming the small nation of Watts into a graveyard of smoldering . . .