Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol founded The Mantle in 2009. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. Shaun is the co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing (The Mantle, 2014) and he wrote an introduction to Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener (The Mantle, 2019). He is also a member of the PEN American Center and serves on the boards of Nomadic Press and Africa Book Link.


February 3, 2014

There must be something intrinsic about that thing we call "art" that transcends genre, context, and history.

January 23, 2014

Amin and Magritte's art finds truth where it has been obscured.

January 22, 2014

Erasing faces in order to draw deeper understanding of identity creation.

January 21, 2014

What does it mean to mask something? To mask ourselves?

January 17, 2014

Is it possible that Ensor was an inspiration for Basquiat?

December 11, 2013

The conversation with Lawman Lynch continues.

November 25, 2013

Out of concern they're being watched, writers are passing on public events, redirecting research, and muting some communications.

November 18, 2013

Art is not always assertive, but curators can be.

November 7, 2013

Expanding the way we think about politics, art, economics, and more.

October 17, 2013

If artists are empowered to innovate on a large enough scale to interrupt the status quo, what would that look like?