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Ajay Orona

Ajay Orona is an associate editor at Alta Journal.  He earned a master’s degree from USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism in 2021 and was honored with an Outstanding Specialized Journalism (The Arts) Scholar Award. His writing has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Ampersand, and GeekOut.

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Don’t Call Him Gay Ulysses

In this newsletter, we introduce Less, the February California Book Club selection, which offers the gift of defamiliarization.

Jan 24, 2023
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Vision As Moral Act

The art of knowing oneself in Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Gold Coast.

Nov 1, 2022
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A Time to Buy

An obsession with James Bond leads to another obsession: divers.

Sep 26, 2022
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A Cacophony of Conjecture

Julie Otsuka’s The Swimmers, the September California Book Club pick, reveals the limits of language and plays with the range of possibilities for other timelines.

Sep 6, 2022
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