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The 2022 Author Postcard Auction is Open!

It's that time of year again: bid for a personalized, handwritten postcard from your favorite author in The Common's ninth annual author postcard auction! The personalization of the postcards makes them fantastic gifts, just in time for the holidays. Online bidding is open now, and closes at noon on November 30th.

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Belonging Is a Complicated Thing: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen

VIET THANH NGUYEN
There's a difference between having a sense of haunting that's very explicit when you know that there are ghosts there—that was growing up in the Vietnamese refugee community. Then there's another sense of haunting where you don't know the ghosts are there, but they are—and that's growing up in the United States.

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Call for Submissions: Writing from the Farmworker Community

The Common, in collaboration with guest co-editor Miguel M. Morales, will publish a portfolio of writing from the farmworker and farm laborer community: the migrant, seasonal, and often immigrant laborers who make up much of the US agricultural workforce.