Literature Interviews

Ayesha Harruna Attah

Ayesha Harruna Attah“I’m in constant conversation”

T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle“We are animals”

David Doubilet

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

Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle“Everything on earth connects”

Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis“You can’t lie anymore”

Gabriela Garcia

Gabriela Garcia“There are pieces of me in everything”

Ira Glass

Ira Glass“All you can do is make work”

Susan Goldberg

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

Robert Harris

Robert Harris“Power is of endless interest”

Sam Harris

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

Zakiya Dalila Harris

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

Sheila Heti

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

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby“You can wait forever for the muse”

Kazuo Ishiguro

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

Margo Jefferson

Margo Jefferson“Criticism demands authority”

Miranda July

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

Garry Kasparov

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

Lily King

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

Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner“There’s this lens over life”

Deborah Landau

Deborah Landau“The familiar is made strange again”

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane“It’s a question of interest”

Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem“Be a dark horse!”

Maja Lunde

Maja Lunde“I never start with a message”

Yann Martel

Yann Martel“You have to open yourself”

Coco Mellors

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

Benjamin Moser

Benjamin Moser“What is too much experience?”

Stewart O’Nan

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

Chuck Palahniuk

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

David J. Peterson

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

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan“We vote with our forks”

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson“I’m interested in hypocrisy”

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie“The curse of an interesting life”

Jonathan Safran Foer

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

David Sedaris

David Sedaris“What do I write about now?”

Gerhard Steidl

Gerhard Steidl“I turn everything upside down”

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh“Failure is more interesting”

Tony Wheeler

Tony Wheeler“I want to try somewhere different”

Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead“All our former selves are still there”

Don Winslow

Don Winslow“I like being scorned”

Charles Yu

Charles Yu“Reality is taking notes from fiction”