The author of Love is an Ex-Country on freedom of speech, road trips, and claiming space.
Talking to the author of Land of Big Numbers about blurring the boundaries between realism and fabulism, living in perpetual awareness of the state, and traveling in China as time travel.
The author of Milk Fed on eating disorders, stand up comedy, and masturbating while your block is on fire.
Talking to the author of No One Is Talking About This about transcendent misspellings, the perils of mentioning McDonald’s in poetry, and the Internet at its best.
Talking to the author of Gay Bar about the complexities of queer spaces, the relationship between capitalist culture and liberation, and the thrill and privilege of engaging with risk.
The author of Detransition, Baby on a trans worldview, resisting investing in illusions, and novellas-as-conversation.
The author of Let the Lord Sort Them on the death penalty, Texas mythology, and retribution as organizing principle.
Talking to the author of Fake Accounts about writing for magazines versus writing a novel, leaning too heavily on structural devices in fiction, and books that could use more sentences.
The musician, writer, and actor on revision, truth, and liking books more than people.
The author of Craft in the Real World on revision, breaking habits, and fixing the writing workshop.
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