Literature Interviews

Ayesha Harruna Attah

Ayesha Harruna Attah“I’m in constant conversation”

Benjamin Moser

Benjamin Moser“What is too much experience?”

Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis“You can’t lie anymore”

Charles Yu

Charles Yu“Reality is taking notes from fiction”

Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk“You can’t just be a spectator”

Coco Mellors

Coco Mellors“You have to be present in the process”

Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead“All our former selves are still there”

David Doubilet

David Doubilet“My favorite picture is the one I haven’t taken”

David J. Peterson

David J. Peterson“Does it fit the culture?”

David Sedaris

David Sedaris“What do I write about now?”

Deborah Landau

Deborah Landau“The familiar is made strange again”

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane“It’s a question of interest”

Don Winslow

Don Winslow“I like being scorned”

Gabriela Garcia

Gabriela Garcia“There are pieces of me in everything”

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov“There’s no more room for bluffs”

Gerhard Steidl

Gerhard Steidl“I turn everything upside down”

Ira Glass

Ira Glass“All you can do is make work”

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh“Failure is more interesting”

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson“I’m interested in hypocrisy”

Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem“Be a dark horse!”

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer“You have to waste a lot to have a little”

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro“I’ll take as long as I need”

Lily King

Lily King“You don’t know until you start writing”

Maja Lunde

Maja Lunde“I never start with a message”

Margo Jefferson

Margo Jefferson“Criticism demands authority”

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan“We vote with our forks”

Miranda July

Miranda July“I am making more room in the world”

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby“You can wait forever for the muse”

Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner“There’s this lens over life”

Robert Harris

Robert Harris“Power is of endless interest”

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie“The curse of an interesting life”

Sam Harris

Sam Harris“Mindfulness is being divorced from its real potential”

Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti“My life only changes when a book is done”

Stewart O’Nan

Stewart O’Nan“It’s not just dots on a page”

Susan Goldberg

Susan Goldberg“It’s about doing the right thing”

Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle“Everything on earth connects”

T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle“We are animals”

Tony Wheeler

Tony Wheeler“I want to try somewhere different”

Yann Martel

Yann Martel“You have to open yourself”

Zakiya Dalila Harris

Zakiya Dalila Harris“That’s the essence of it”