Readings

‘Being a Woman is Inherently Uncanny’: An Interview With Carmen Maria Machado

The author of Her Body and Other Parties on writing the fantastical, existing in the periphery and blueprints of the past. 

My Abyss

Obsession will always be an attractive fresh hell for a person like me, a product of abandonment with a longing for attachment.

On Falling in Love with David

Is it possible to decolonize and police a thing as subconscious and primal as desire?

Evoking the Mystery of the Unknowable World: A Conversation Between Kathleen Winter and Alison Pick

The authors of Lost in September and Strangers with the Same Dream talk about the relationship between a writer and her characters, motherhood and work, and sexism in publishing.

‘If You’re a Writer, Literature Has Saved You At Some Point’: An Interview with Nathan Englander

The author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth on the novelist’s responsibilities in times of political chaos, the bending and breaking of structure and genre, the shifting nature of Jewishness and identity, and his ultimate subject: right…

Zoos of New York

The city was hot and the world was on fire. Why not go look at some animals? 

Truth in Jest?

Louis C.K. would rather ignore those assault rumours, but at this point, he can’t just let his art do the talking. 

‘The Bonds of Power Are Diffuse’: An Interview with Jenny Zhang

The author of Sour Heart on survival, memory and grace. 

The First Time I Ate Pistachio Pudding

The fear of one day losing touch with Chinese culture compels me to shout my heritage just a little bit louder than my husband’s—including resisting things like casseroles and Jell-O.

‘There Are Universal Human Roots for Every Problem’: An Interview with Zinzi Clemmons

The author of What We Lose on identities, the inability to be cured of grief, and abortion as a debate between something and nothing.