“To my mind, Guernica is the most important online intellectual and literary journal in America today.” —Claire Messud
Guernica is a “great online literary magazine” —Esquire.
Guernica contributors come from dozens of countries and write in nearly as many languages. They include acclaimed writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Bei Dao, J. Malcolm Garcia, Mark Dowie, Lis Harris, Jonathan Steele, George Szirtes, Adonis, Victoria Redel, Norman Solomon, Richard Howard, Julian Rios, Edith Grossman, Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Tom Engelhardt, Tariq Ali, Susie Linfield, Pierra Bayard, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Alimorad Fadie Nia, Marie Monique Robin and Shelley Jackson, as well as brilliant younger writers like Rivka Galchen, Deb Olin Unferth, Porochista Khakpour, Mark Binelli, Josh Weil, Jesse Ball, Sadanand Dhume, Monica Ferrell and Laura van den Berg. Guernica guest fiction editors include Claire Messud, Brenda Wineapple, Sam Lipsyte, George Saunders, Francisco Goldman, and Ben Marcus.
“Guernica, and its editors, respect the life of the mind with an intensity rarely seen these days.” —George Saunders
But Guernica has launched brand new voices too. After the magazine published her first poem, poet Sandy Tseng won the “Discovery” Prize, awarded by the 92nd Street Y and The Nation magazine. E.C. Osondu’s story, “Waiting,” won the Caine Prize in July 2009 (see below). Guernica interviews have featured heads of state and Nobel Prize winners (Costa Rican President Oscar Arias), lawmakers and cabinet members (Congressman John Conyers and Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo) as well as writers, directors, critics, historians. Just a few of the personalities you’ll find in Guernica interviews: Arundhati Roy, Joan Didion, John Updike, Judith Butler, Tariq Ali, Samantha Power, Tony Kushner, Don DeLillo, W.S. Merwin, Reza Aslan, Edwidge Danticat, Mia Farrow, Chuck Close, Alice Walker, Elizabeth Warren, Junot Diaz, Ha Jin, Russell Banks, Sally Potter, Ali Allawi, Ursula K. Le Guin, John Ashbery, Robert Hass, Howard Zinn, Fatima Bhutto, and Luis Moreno Ocampo.