Professor De Robertis Creates Book of 'Radical Hope' for Trump Presidency

Thursday, December 15, 2016
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- She decided to gather a collection of essays from notable writers and intellectuals across the country. The book will be titled “Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times,” and was sold to Vintage Books, an imprint of Random House, last week. The book will include essays from three Pulitzer Prize winners – Viet Thanh Nguyen, Jane Smiley and Junot Diaz – as well as essays from the founders of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza. “The idea behind this book is that they are love letters,” De Robertis said. “Each writer can write to whoever they want. A child, a person of the future, an ancestor, a particular community. And just write messages of love and thoughts for how to continue to burn brightly and continue to work for a better world in these times.”