The author of Natural Killer on surviving cancer, parenthood, and the “sick girl novel” genre.
The author of Bewilderness on opioid addiction, childhood friendships, and the mysteries of the North Carolina mountains.
The author of How the Word is Passed on writing through the lens of fatherhood, reckoning with the past and confronting difficult histories, and the beauty that can rise from pain.
The author of Damn Shame on finding the universal, empathy and the X-Files.
The author of All’s Well on dark academia, Shakespearean witches, and the tragicomedy of chronic pain
The author of Jam Bake on flavour libraries, candied fruit and making things with your hands that taste good.
The author of Seek You on recognizing obsessions, Sandra Bullock, and separating solitude and loneliness.
Talking to the author of Virtue about writing as shedding self-consciousness, the impossibility of living an uncompromised life in a compromised world, and Toni Morrison’s bathroom.
Talking to the author of Imperial Nostalgia about the complex British relationship to class, culture war diversions, and toppling statues.
Talking to the author of The Rock Eaters about organizing a short story collection, lingering in the complexity of a question, and the inevitably of sorrow (and, hopefully, beauty).
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