“Social media hold out the promise of authenticity, but never fulfill it. In this way, they reproduce the craving for authenticity.”
Sofia Samatar is the author of the novels A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories, and the short story collection, Tender. Her work has received the William L. Crawford Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Her next book, Monster Portraits, a collaboration with her brother, the artist Del Samatar, is forthcoming from Rose Metal Press in 2018.