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Interviews

‘I’ve Never Been That Chill About Being Alive’: An Interview with Melissa Broder

The author of The Pisces talks astrology, fish sex and filling existential holes.

‘Sci-Fi Music Felt Like a Vast, Interconnected Mythology’: An Interview with Jason Heller

Talking about the Seventies, the inside-baseball debate over sci-fi vs. SF, and who’s carrying the torch of sci-fi music today with the author of Strange Stars.

‘Anxious, Furious and Dread-Soaked’: An Interview with Lauren Groff

The author of Florida on the impact of landscape on the psyche, the political responsibilities of fiction, and playing with expectations. 

‘A Way to Overwrite the Ableist Narrative’: An Interview with Nicola Griffith

Talking with the author of So Lucky about the beginner-ish qualities of coming-out stories, how doing a PhD affected writing fiction, and learning to write characters with disabilities.

‘A Destructive Form of Strength’: An Interview with Daemon Fairless

Talking with the author of Mad Blood Stirring about getting into fights, the anxiety-based roots of violence, and the co-opting of masculinity by “public intellectuals.”

‘All Jobs Are Odd in Their Own Way’: An Interview with Rita Bullwinkel

The author of Belly Up on gender-neutral narrators, working in an allegorical mode, and interrogating the label of literary fiction.

‘Let The Story Breathe and Feel Expansive’: An Interview with Meg Wolitzer

The author of The Female Persuasion on mentorship, the 24-hour news cycle, and ideas of forward motion.

‘Talent, In Some Ways, Is a Little Bit of a Thief’: An Interview with Alexander Chee

The author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel on reading Tarot cards, working with traumatic material and why writers timeshare their bodies.

‘People Have Connections That You Wouldn’t Dream Of’: An Interview with Michelle Dean

The author of Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion on illusions about the lives of working writers, trends in criticism, and how writers make money.

‘You Want to be Surrounded by Weirdness’: An Interview with Anna Haifisch

The author of Von Spatz on the relationship between creativity and mental health, deer-drawing and Disney, and the allure of American landscapes.