Interview

‘Sadness Sharpens Into Anger Very Quickly’: An Interview with Pasha Malla

The author of Fugue States on upending Diaspora clichés, disingenuous narrative arcs, and dharma.

The Literary Turf of Jay McInerney

Speaking with the author of Bright, Precious Days about resisting contempt for your characters, differing degrees of infidelity, and the health of the novel in 2017.

‘If I’m Writing About Anybody, it’s a Political Statement’: An Interview with Elizabeth Strout

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author on her new book, Anything is Possible, being a natural observer, not judging your characters, and stand up comedy. 

‘Everything I Do Is In The Same House, Just On Different Floors’: An Interview with Kyo Maclear

The author of Birds Art Life on spark books, the art of stillness in children’s literature, and collaborating with illustrators. 

‘I’ve Had These Feelings and This Fight for My Entire Life’: An Interview with Jen Agg

The restaurateur and author of I Hear She’s a Real Bitch on reclaiming the narrative, writing as catharsis and redacted nudes. 

‘We Must Have a Desire to Make Scale Models of the Universe’: An Interview with George Saunders

The author of Lincoln in the Bardo on stretching out in liminal spaces, the feeling in your chest when you’re working, and why writing fiction is like building a model railroad. 

Infatuation is a Gateway Drug to Writing: An Interview with Chris Kraus and Sarah Gubbins

Talking to the novelist behind I Love Dick and the screenwriter behind its new TV adaptation about taking the love triangle to Marfa, working out creative pain, and Kevin Bacon. 

‘The Novel is a Hysterical House of Mirrors’: An Interview with Edan Lepucki

The author of Woman No. 17 on unreliable narrators, interiors both personal and domestic, and leaning in to where a book is trying to take you. 

‘There is a Mercilessness About Talent’: An Interview with David Lipsky

A wide-ranging conversation with the journalist and author about David Foster Wallace, complicated relationships with writers you love, and how the Kardashians are like St. Elsewhere.

‘I’m Fun If You’re a Dour Weirdo’: An Interview with Scaachi Koul

The author of One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None Of This Will Matter on the challenges of writing, the politics of meanness, and the enduring legacy of the Indi-McSpicy.