Chris Kubik is a Panamanian-American writer from New York. He is a first-year fiction MFA student at the Texas State University. Besides writing, he also is a hobbyist photographer, poet, and filmmaker, having produced and directed several short films.
Content by Chris Kubik
Mateo Askaripour Speaks On Breaking into the Literary World with Black Buck
BY Chris Kubik
When I was thrown into the world of literature, and I started meeting people, it was strange, right, because a lot of people are grinding and hustling day to day, but I was hustling and grinding to just get on and not to make rent. But then came the thought of like, I’m doing a disservice if I’m not talking about the importance of making bread as an artist, especially as an artist of color. This is the fucking game—they don’t want us to talk about how much we’re getting paid for advances.
Rooting for Buck: Mateo Askaripour’s Adventure into Race, Capitalism, and Family in America
BY Chris Kubik
Black Buck is a novel that is immensely readable while critically engaging with questions that continue to define society’s relationship with race. As it inhabits a literary space that increasingly analyzes the tech world, in line with other current literary hits such as New Waves by Kevin Nguyen or Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte, it consistently underpins its story with a close point-of-view that exposes the implicit biases of said world.