The author of The Late Americans on ecstatic first drafts, satirizing the MFA, and characters who stake their lives on art.
The author of Dykette explores the tantalizing possibilities in stories of queer love.
The author of Aesthetica on stardom and online hate, conflict between feminisms, and the evergreen currency of a woman’s image.
Whose clock are you on? The author of Saving Time discusses actors versus automatons, and existing between the margins of the “unforgiving timetable world.”
The author of All the Beauty in the World on creating a personal map of meaning during his time as a guard at New York’s Metropolitan Museum.
The author of The Wife of Bath: A Biography offers an unexpected channel into the life of one of literature’s greatest fictional characters—Alison of Bath.
The author of The Red Arrow on West Virginia, psychedelics, and a literary education through film.
The author of If I Survive You on the gift of humour, the impact of the housing crisis, and family legacy.
The author of Eat Your Mind, the first full-scale authorized biography of Kathy Acker, on renewed relevance and creative capaciousness.
John Irving on trans heroes, the nature of ghosts, and a career as a worst-case scenario guy.