The author of Lanny on ghost stories as love stories, how countries think, and leaving doors open.
Talking to the author of Normal People about writing about mental health, whether books can critique the capitalist systems for which they’re turning a profit, and the perils of readings.
The author of Gingerbread on K-Dramas, travelling, and coded stories.
The author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf on the intellectual responsibilities of the reader, Die Hard and Vin Diesel, and gay action heroes.
The author of Reproduction on “grammatical cathedrals,” moods that linger, and how fiction talks.
The author of All You Can Ever Know on family secrets, nature versus nurture, and Kristi Yamaguchi.
The author of Kens on the power of satire, rituals of rejection, and imagining Christian Slater.
The author of The Real Lolita on doppelgangers, the responsibilities of true crime reporting and fictionalizing people’s pain.
The author of Beirut Hellfire Society on writing about the Lebanese Civil War, collective memory, and the selfishness of Greek deities.
The author of Lake Success on Republicanism, capitalism in the age of Trump and the strange ways we differentiate serious fiction and humour.