“Why is intense, close connection so challenging to convey in fiction?”: Christina Ward-Niven looks to Miranda July, Rachel Cusk, and Stacey D’Erasmo to unpack narrative intimacy. Be sure to check out the first part of this essay, which appeared on Tuesday.
“Why is intense, close connection so challenging to convey in fiction?”: Christina Ward-Niven looks to Alice Munro and Stacey D’Erasmo to unpack narrative intimacy. Look out for part II of this essay on Thursday.
“This time, I’m just going to bang it out. Then a year later I’m just getting started”: Joshua Max Feldman in conversation with Jesse Hassenger on Thanksgiving, music, and his second novel, Start Without Me, out now from HarperCollins.
“The cartoons were drawn in that state of horror, panic, sleeplessness, despair”: Tom Toro chats with Jennifer Solheim about Trump, the intersection of comedy and politics, and Tiny Hands, his book of New Yorker cartoons, out now from Dock Street Press.
“We tend to think of being an artist in terms of inspiration, but we also need to know how to work”: Kali VanBaale chats with Sophfronia Scott about misbehaving characters, what writers can learn from Bruce Springsteen, writing across genres, and Sophfronia’s new novel, Unforgivable Love, published this fall from William Morrow.
“I wanted to look seriously at a type of relationship that’s all but universal for girls and women, a close friendship between adolescents, and to accord it the attention and depth I believe it deserves”: