Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

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Author of the novel Harmless Like You.  Winner of the Authors' Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. Her second novel, Starling Days is out in April 2020. Short work has appeared in Granta, Guernica, The Atlantic, The Harvard Review, and NPR's Selected Shorts. 

Stories

Cover Photo: Rowan post 7/20/20 by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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hello it's colin

but i'm posting as rowan

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An Agnostic’s Longing: A Comic

We’ve listed the names we get called and the names we call ourselves. Some feel true. Others give us aches.

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Is the Green You See, the Green I See?

As my brain absorbed these other names, the colors seemed to shift. The names themselves were changing how I saw the colors.

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The Cactus Mother: Nine Plants, Zero Kids

I used to tell people I needed to write a novel before I could consider offspring. I have written one novel. I am considering purchasing a fern.

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The Woman Scared of Her Own Kimono

I feel unworthy to wear the uniform of my inheritance.