Anis Shivani is the author of My Tranquil War and Other Poems (NYQ Books, 2012), The Fifth Lash and Other Stories (C&R Press, 2012), Against the Workshop (Texas Review Press, 2011), Anatolia and Other Stories (Black Lawrence Press, 2009), and the forthcoming novel Karachi Raj (2013). Other books recently finished or in progress include two books of poetry, Empire and Soraya: Sonnets; a novel, Abruzzi, 1936; and two books of criticism, Literature at the Global Crossroads and Plastic Realism: Neoliberal Discourse in the New American Novel.

Freedom of the Press

How can we reverse the industry’s demise? Anis Shivani says the system needs to be torn down—to give control to readers.