Talking to the author of Strange Hotel about the tolerance and patience of readers, writing “difficult” books, and the urgency that comes with age.
Talking to the author of Glitter Up the Dark about Savage Garden as entry-point to fandom, missing shitty clubs in the midst of a pandemic, and Britney Spears’s communist reblogs.
The author of Too Much on who gets to be excessive, whether Victorian protagonists would get along, and the privilege of seeing yourself in literature.
The author of Sharks in the Time of Saviors on mythmaking, magical realism, and the hero complex.
The author of My Meteorite on interconnectedness, chaos, and a sense of magic.
The author of Hidden Valley Road on true crime reporting, family secrets, and finding stories.
The author of Funny Weather on publishing a book during a global pandemic, the eternal appeal of outsider artists, and living with an oncoming sense of catastrophe.
The author of The Knockout Queen on craftsmanship, sexuality, and strength.
The author of Indelicacy on elitism, inspiration, and cleaning.
Talking to the author of Something That May Shock and Discredit You on the pressure put on trans memoirs, leaving the church, and the myth of an unblemished body to be defended.
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