Suspend Your Disbelief

Jennifer Solheim

Contributing Editor

Jennifer Solheim is a French scholar and fiction writer. She has been published in ConfrontationPoets & Writers, and as part of Akashic Books’ Mondays are Murder series. She teaches in the Freshman Experience Initiative at University of Illinois—Chicago, and is a student in the low-residency MFA writing program at Bennington College. Her novel-in-progress, The Merch Girl, about an indie rock band in family therapy, was a finalist for the James Jones First Novel Award. 


Articles

Reviews |

The Art of Making Ghosts Live: on The Meursault Investigation

Jennifer Solheim on Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation: “Through Harun, Daoud explores both the ethics of Camus creating a nameless Arab character to kill on the beach as part of a philosophical exploration, and the horror of a pied noir being canonized for killing an Arab.”


Reviews |

Plot in the Body: Yasmina Reza’s Happy are the Happy

“No relationship is entirely transparent. More important, our understandings of relationships evolve and shift—knowledge dawns on us, bit by bit with new information, context, and different points of view. How two bodies interact in unseeable places and ways can tell an entire story, whether particular…or universal.”


Interviews |

And Now We Get Honey: An interview with David James Poissant

I’ve always been interested in family and the idea of family and the families we make for ourselves. Family is composed of the people you love most. Therefore, they’re the people most likely to hurt you. I’m interested, then, in how we hurt each other, often without meaning to, just by what we want.




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