November 5

Uzodinma Iweala

Uzodinma Iweala (born November 5, 1982) U.S. (Nigerian) novelist, essayist, medical student – Beasts of No Nation (2005)

Read more about Uzodinma Iweala here

Uzodinma Iweala tells a story

Rana Dasgupta

Rana Dasgupta (born November 5, 1971) U.K. novelist – Capital: The Eruption of Delhi (2014)

Read about Dasgupta's book Capital

Rana Dasgupta discusses Capital, his book about capitalism in modern India

Read Dasgupta's essay
The Demise of the Nation State

"The most momentous development of our era, precisely, is the waning of the nation state: its inability to withstand countervailing 21st-century forces, and its calamitous loss of influence over human circumstance. National political authority is in decline, and, since we do not know any other sort, it feels like the end of the world. This is why a strange brand of apocalyptic nationalism is so widely in vogue."

Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard (Samuel Shepard Rogers) (born November 5, 1943) U.S. playwright, actor

A list of Sam Shepard's writings here

Watch "Remembering Sam Shepard"

Sam Shepard reads from his works here