Talking to the author and artist of Leaving Richard’s Valley and Stunt about addressing working conditions in comics, benevolent cults, and the pleasure of soliloquies.
The author of Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. on which adoption narratives get to be good, surveillance, and memoir as reclamation.
Talking to the author of I Become a Delight to My Enemies about writing as a natural act (or not) that fixes your life (or doesn’t), humour as a balm, and the power of shame.
The author of The Secrets We Kept on Doctor Zhivago, the Lavender Scare, and book burning.
The author of Make It Scream, Make It Burn on being skeptical of skepticism and championing the ordinary.
The author of Screen Tests on allowing for randomness, accusations of naïvety, and productive nap times.
The author of Three Women on desire, community, and the male gaze.
The author of My Parents/This Does Not Belong To You on the collaborative nature of non-fiction, evolving family dynamics, and surviving the catastrophic plot twist.
The author of Say Nothing on the Troubles, the difference between narrative non-fiction and history, and reporting until you solve a murder.
The author of Lanny on ghost stories as love stories, how countries think, and leaving doors open.