Interviews

‘I Like My Values Better’: An Interview with Daniel M. Lavery

Talking to the author of Something That May Shock and Discredit You on the pressure put on trans memoirs, leaving the church, and the myth of an unblemished body to be defended.

‘Resist the Things That Give a Story a Familiar Shape’: An Interview with Kevin Nguyen

The author of New Waves on the internet, science fiction, and form. 

‘Passivity as a Mechanism for Harm’: An Interview with Jessi Jezewska Stevens

The author of The Exhibition of Persephone Q on navigating the early internet, the absence of ambition, and identity crises both large and small. 

‘My Number One Rule is to Never Try to Write’: An Interview with Dan Bejar

Talking to the Destroyer singer-songwriter about his new album, Have We Met, writing as an act of inspiration, and being a musician in middle age.

‘Perhaps Utopias Have to be Temporary’: An Interview with McKenzie Wark

The author of Reverse Cowgirl on autofiction, an uneasy relation to place, and languages of sexuality. 

‘These Stories Have Been Around for a Long Time’: An Interview with Carmen Maria Machado

The author of In the Dream House on gaslighting, the lack of institutional capacity for change, and formal experimentation. 

‘We Show So Much of Ourselves to Our Friends’: An Interview with Laura McPhee-Browne

The author of Cherry Beach on exploring different ways of being, becoming comfortable with open-endedness, and putting yourself out there.

‘Minimalism is a Survival Strategy’: An Interview with Kyle Chayka

The author of The Longing for Less on minimalism as an inherent judgment, the aesthetics of community, and why he’s hesitant to identify as a minimalist himself.

‘My Browser History Was This Appalling Record of Someone Wasting Their Life’: An Interview with Anna Wiener

The author of Uncanny Valley on becoming the perfect consumer, digital surveillance, and why Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t matter. 

‘Go to Where the Rawest Stories Occur’: An Interview with Chuck Palahniuk

Talking to the author of Consider This about “dangerous writing,” testing your story-telling instincts for emotional responses, and finding laughs in transcendent tragedy.