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.
The author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation on writing grief, the role of beauty and shuffling down to the bodega.
The author of Foe on marriage, having Charlie Kaufman adapt your work, and why he likes stories that remind him of Manu Ginobili.
The author of Certain American States on living with titles, the narrative space of relationships, and why short stories are like sauce.
The author of If You Leave Me on the Korean War, listening to your family stories, and the cost of survival.
Talking to the creator of Prism Stalker about body horror, complicating stories of subjugation and colonialism, and finding inspiration in Sailor Moon.
The author of How to Love a Jamaican on love in its various forms, finding belonging and mediating identity between and beyond borders.
The author of My Name Is a Knife on historical fiction, frontier life, and sharing headspace with her characters.
The author of A Terrible Country on what a story about Russia can say about America, dark moments during writing, and why there aren’t more novels about hockey.