Interview

‘You Don’t Look in the Mirror and Mentally Remark on Your Asianness All the Time’: An Interview with Kim Fu

The author of The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore on summer camps, inexplicit racism and the rarity of male authors who can write believable women characters.

‘I Wanted to Bait the Male Gaze While Also Satirizing It’: An Interview with Andrea Werhun and Nicole Bazuin

The author and photographer behind Modern Whore on persona, myth, and “transforming a universal victim into her rightful position as hero.”

‘Conversations Are the Only Things That Will Dissolve Difference’: An Interview with Aanchal Malhotra

The author of Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition through Material Memory, on  remembering a past “lodged in between the cracks of memory.”

‘The Memoirist Enacts an Evolution of Perception’: An Interview with Melissa Febos

The author of Abandon Me on queer world-building IRL and on the page, writerly toolkits and the freedom of abandoning all sense of chill in romantic relationships.

‘Trans People Deserve Magic’: An Interview with Kai Cheng Thom

The author of Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars on the joy of writing a cast of women, the violence of passing and the responsibilities of media-makers.

‘Being Alone is Fundamental and Central to Being Human’: An Interview with Ayobami Adebayo

The author of Stay With Me on how stories find you, remembering both sides of a proverb, and discovering your characters. 

‘Torture Exists Because Of a Failure of Empathy’: An Interview with Kevin Patterson

The author of News from the Red Desert on the desire for action, the futility of violence and capturing the truth of conflict through fiction. 

‘I’m Writing for Everybody Else, Too’: An Interview with Jesmyn Ward

The author of the National Book Award-winning Sing, Unburied, Sing on the pressure of accolades, discovering new stories and processing pain. 

‘Why Are We Always Food?’: An Interview with Celeste Ng

The author of Little Fires Everywhere on class markers, digging into the suburbs, and the depictions of East Asian characters in art. 

‘So Many People Are Allergic to Ideas of Spirituality’: An Interview with Jesse Jacobs

Talking to the Crawl Space cartoonist about putting characters in danger, the union between humans and nature, and the effects on his work of living in a beautiful place.