Ben Marcus talks about sequencing his stories, writing characters that want the unattainable, and mood-enhancing mist, among other things.
David Joy talks about the organization of disorder, the upside of writing in the middle of the night, and the compulsion to create.
Alexander Chee talks about learning about yourself as a writer and choosing to go back in with each book.
Crystal Hana Kim talks about habit versus inspiration, her favorite Louise Erdrich quote, and the advice she follows when she’s writing character.
Casey Plett talks about writing for a trans audience, keeping a "low overhead," and the inspiration behind her latest novel.
Morgan Jerkins talks about writing into your fear, the Toni Morrison quote that inspires her, and what she wishes her writing desk looked like.
The poet Laura Kasischke discusses David Lynch, transcendental meditation, and the future of the Internet.
Sara Nović on the importance of "non-writing,"why writers need to cultivate curiosity, and why she washes the dishes when she's stuck.
What is a literary magazine? Do they create culture, or reflect it? Can lit mags be revolutionary?
Part One of a conversation that took place on Columbia’s campus on December 12, 2017.
Author Matthew J. Parker speaks with Lucas Gonzalez and Columbia Journal “So regressive, but on a personal level, like lesions,” says Matthew J. Parker, offering...
Below we continue our interview with New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino. You can read Part I here. Erica Stisser: How does your approach differ between fiction...