Talking to the author of Pure Life about brand names as verbal death, distrusting omniscience in fiction, and elite semicolon use.
The author of What We Both Know on literary scenes, abusive relationships, and weary characters.
The author of How the Word is Passed on writing through the lens of fatherhood, reckoning with the past and confronting difficult histories, and the beauty that can rise from pain.
The author of All’s Well on dark academia, Shakespearean witches, and the tragicomedy of chronic pain
The author of Jam Bake on flavour libraries, candied fruit and making things with your hands that taste good.
The author of Seek You on recognizing obsessions, Sandra Bullock, and separating solitude and loneliness.
Talking to the author of Virtue about writing as shedding self-consciousness, the impossibility of living an uncompromised life in a compromised world, and Toni Morrison’s bathroom.
Talking to the author of Imperial Nostalgia about the complex British relationship to class, culture war diversions, and toppling statues.
Talking to the author of The Rock Eaters about organizing a short story collection, lingering in the complexity of a question, and the inevitably of sorrow (and, hopefully, beauty).
Talking to the author of Greek Mythology: The Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook about feminist translations of The Odyssey, the whitewashing of ancient Greece, and the link between white supremacy and classics.
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