Uzoamaka Maduka

Uzoamaka Maduka, 24, and a recent Princeton graduate, is the founder and Editor-in-chief of American Reader, a new monthly literary magazine aimed at intelligent young people between the ages of 25 and 35.

American Reader is devoted solely to literature and literary criticism. This sets it apart from established names such as Harper’s and the New Yorker, which also include reportage.

It is committed to inspiring literary and critical conversation among a new generation of readers, and restoring literature to its proper place in the American cultural discourse.

The American Reader serves as a hardy and handy compendium of new literature and current critical and industry-related discussions. It will feature new fiction; new poetry; translated portfolios of international fiction, poetry, and drama; well-argued reviews of new literature; considered essays on all matters literary; and occasional interviews with writers, publishers, editors, and various industry professionals. provides a free-ranging, dynamic space for readers to take up the conversation inaugurated in our pages.


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