Interview

‘If It Was Fiction It Would Be a Little on the Nose’: An Interview with Nicole Chung

The author of All You Can Ever Know on family secrets, nature versus nurture, and Kristi Yamaguchi.

‘I’m Naturally Out of Sync with the World’: An Interview with Raziel Reid

The author of Kens on the power of satire, rituals of rejection, and imagining Christian Slater. 

‘I Want to Get There Before Things Disappear’: An Interview with Sarah Weinman

The author of The Real Lolita on doppelgangers, the responsibilities of true crime reporting and fictionalizing people’s pain. 

‘What I Fear Most is Homogeneity’: An Interview with Rawi Hage

The author of Beirut Hellfire Society on writing about the Lebanese Civil War, collective memory, and the selfishness of Greek deities.

‘There Are Incredible Reservoirs of Anger Sloshing Around Our Country’: An Interview with Gary Shteyngart

The author of Lake Success on Republicanism, capitalism in the age of Trump and the strange ways we differentiate serious fiction and humour.

‘The Body is Smarter Than the Mind’: An Interview with Ottessa Moshfegh

The author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation on writing grief, the role of beauty and shuffling down to the bodega. 

‘How Can You Get Out? That’s Where Things Get Started’: An Interview with Iain Reid

The author of Foe on marriage, having Charlie Kaufman adapt your work, and why he likes stories that remind him of Manu Ginobili. 

‘The Word America is Pretty Ugly’: An Interview with Catherine Lacey

The author of Certain American States on living with titles, the narrative space of relationships, and why short stories are like sauce.

‘I Understand Best Through Writing’: An Interview with Crystal Hana Kim

The author of If You Leave Me on the Korean War, listening to your family stories, and the cost of survival.

‘I Take That Idea of Transmitting an Experience and Go Really Weird with It’: An Interview with Sloane Leong

Talking to the creator of Prism Stalker about body horror, complicating stories of subjugation and colonialism, and finding inspiration in Sailor Moon.