December 5, 2016

Authors React to the Results of the 2016 Presidential Election

I'll tell you how I feel: I am absolutely petrified for my friends who do not have the luxury, as I have, of having been born white, male, cisgender, and straight. If this is a nightmare for me, I literally cannot imagine what hell they've already conceived, with the knowledge that reality very well could be worse. I yearn to be a comfort to them, yet I know that nothing I do or say will ever -- could ever -- compensate for what our fellow Americans have unleashed. We're living in a dystopian novel, but there's no plucky hero who can rise up to save us all. So, we'll have to do it ourselves.

-- Barry Lyga, author

More thoughts by J.K. Rowling, John Green, George R.R. Martin, Grace Lin, and Maggie Stiefvater here.