The author of Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest on the myth of neutrality, collective culture, amd museums’ responsibility.
Talking to the author of The Renunciations about structuring a book of poetry, living with myths, and caring for yourself and others when writing about trauma.
The author of Oligarchy on teenaged girls, hierarchies within hierarchies, and the great confidence tricks of capitalism.
The authors of Until Proven Safe on the ongoing pandemic, the history of quarantine, and our existential precarity.
Talking to the author of Future Feeling about letting characters carry on in literary reality, counterbalancing angst and humor, and the interconnectedness of queer relationships.
The author of The Death of Francis Bacon on “big, canonical problematic figures,” questioning artificiality, and creepy doll furniture.
Talking to the author of Beautiful World, Where Are You about not creating characters from a place of moral superiority, authors as celebrities, and the great stakes of love and friendship.
Talking to the author of Stone Fruit on queer child care, the importance of breakups, and the peach-walnut dichotomy.
Talking to the author of Something New Under the Sun about realist novels, writing as an archaeological excavation, and taking for granted fitting into the world.
The author of Lost in Summerland on marriage, Virginia Woolf and the hermeneutics of suspicion.