Stephen King and Michael Chabon are among the writers who signed an open letter to the American people, addressing their concerns about Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Published today on Literary Hub, the letter reads, “we, the undersigned, as a matter of conscience, oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the United States.”
“Because we believe that knowledge, experience, flexibility, and historical awareness are indispensable in a leader,” a portion of the letter reads. “Because the history of dictatorship is the history of manipulation and division, demagoguery and lies.”
In addition to the above mentioned writers, it was signed by Celeste Ng, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, Rebecca Solnit, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan, Anthony Marra, and over 400 others. While the majority of signees are New York-based writers, a number hail from or currently live in traditionally red states, including Louisiana and Mississippi. Five of the signees currently live in Texas. Read more