Readings

‘How Can You Get Out? That’s Where Things Get Started’: An Interview with Iain Reid

The author of Foe on marriage, having Charlie Kaufman adapt your work, and why he likes stories that remind him of Manu Ginobili. 

‘The Word America is Pretty Ugly’: An Interview with Catherine Lacey

The author of Certain American States on living with titles, the narrative space of relationships, and why short stories are like sauce.

‘I Understand Best Through Writing’: An Interview with Crystal Hana Kim

The author of If You Leave Me on the Korean War, listening to your family stories, and the cost of survival.

‘I Take That Idea of Transmitting an Experience and Go Really Weird with It’: An Interview with Sloane Leong

Talking to the creator of Prism Stalker about body horror, complicating stories of subjugation and colonialism, and finding inspiration in Sailor Moon.

The Nuclear Fail

The dubious distinction, and literary legacy, of Leo Szilard, the physicist and writer “who did the most to create the atomic bomb, and the most to stop it.”

Looking for Women

In Berlin, I watched us queer women watching each other. But nobody seemed to lead anyone inside. Could cruising ever be a part of lesbian culture the way it is for gay men? 

My First Kitchen Burn

I figured an ideal period of mourning for my father would have been free of disturbances of my own creation. So much for that.

‘It’s More Complicated Than the Grass Being Greener’: An Interview with Alexia Arthurs

The author of How to Love a Jamaican on love in its various forms, finding belonging and mediating identity between and beyond borders.

The Waiting Room

First Nations people don’t believe in crossing the border, but the imaginary boundaries we’re forced to move between can create very real divides.

Fatal Naming Rituals

In narratives that hinge on proving our humanness, Indigenous people sit stilled in the role of the described. As the described, our words are pit against us.