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Essay reflecting on the creative power of artists

Leeya Mehta, interim director of the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center, contributes an essay to the Washington Independent Review of Books, considering "Imagined Childhoods" and the vital importance of artists.

Recent publications

Todd Kashdan’s book, The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively, was published by Penguin Random House, February 15, 2022. 

Mark Koyama’s book, with Jared Rubin, How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth, was published by Polity, March 14, 2022.  

Sam Lebovic’s book, A Righteous Smokescreen: Postwar America and the Politics of Cultural Globalization, was published by the University of Chicago Press, May 10, 2022.  

Laura Ellen Scott’s book, Blue Billy: The New Royal Mysteries, was published by Pandamoon Publishing, May 11, 2022.

Tyler Cowen’s book, with Daniel Gross, Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World, was published in May 12, 2022 by MacMillan.  

Michael O’Malley’s book, The Beat Cop, published by the University of Chicago Press, May 18, 2022. 

Abdulaziz Sachedina, Islamic Ethics: Fundamental Aspects of Human Conduct, was published by Oxford University Press, July 15, 2022. 

Cher Wexia Chen's co-authored International Human Rights: A Survey, to be published October 2022 by Cambridge University Press (the e-book is now available).