The author of Bec & Call on the role of poet laureates, the political power of writing, and capturing a sense of place in her work.
Talking to the author of The Kidnapping Club about narrativizing a history many tried to keep quiet and why New York was such a potent pro-slavery city.
The author of Bestiary on mythmaking, how grossness co-exists with beauty, and changing your destiny.
The author of Happy Hour on charm as currency, the resilience of feminity, and getting away with things.
Talking to the author of Two Trees Make a Forest about changing ideas of home, our bodies as maps, and how the natural landscape influences human connection.
The author of Having and Being Had on the place where sensibility meets ideology, mid-life retrospective reckoning, and writing yourself into realizations.
Talking to the author of Transcendent Kingdom about the effect of perspective on readerly sympathies, the politicization of addiction, and the superficiality of “listening and learning.”
Talking to the author of The Unreality of Memory about predicting disaster, criticism of self-contemplation, and a post-truth world.
The editor of Unspeakable Acts on the problems inherent in true crime reporting, the human desire for narrative, and the failings of the criminal justice system.
Talking to the author of Cuyahoga about geographic feuds, stories as coffins, and LeBron James.