For over a decade, outgoing New Yorker copy head Ann Goldstein has made Elena Ferrante’s work come alive in English. We spoke with her about translation, Italian lessons and Dante.
Talking with the author of All Our Wrong Todays about the unintended consequences of innovation, the seductive powers of nihilism, and writing movie scripts about skateboarding chimpanzees.
Speaking with the author of Death in the Family about Dr. Charles Smith, the paediatric pathologist whose mishandling of child death cases caused untold pain for already devastated families.
The screenwriter and co-creator of Billions on breaking into the industry, getting married young, and the genius of Garry Shandling.
Speaking with the author of Frontier City about how downtown and the suburbs misunderstand each other, how the Fords anticipated Donald Trump, and the hills progressives choose to die on.
Speaking with the author of 300 Arguments about crafting an experimental, lyrical form; treating writing as a game; and our shared affinity for Jenny Holzer.
Talking with the author and essayist about rewriting female power narratives, telling honest sex work stories, and making peace with Gwyneth
The director of the Oscar-nominated comedy on her interest in role-playing, her love for Andy Kaufman and the fate of a particularly memorable piece of costuming.
Speaking with the director of the Oscar-nominated Life, Animated about representation in documentary film.
Speaking with the author of How to Survive a Plague about the early days of the disease, the unpredictable nihilism of the Trump government, and the evolution of lasting gay love.
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