You can have a great character, but if they’re not interacting with other people in a dynamic way, the story’s not going to light up.
Translator Emma Ramadan on her career path and translating Delphine Minoui’s newly released memoir, I’m Writing You From Tehran.
I would try to point to some ordinary kindness or act of care or tenderness or beauty, which we are always in the midst of.
Esmé Weijun Wang talks about her new book The Collected Schizophrenias, cultural stigmas around mental illness, and “narrative therapy.”
In this interview with Grace Ann Leadbeater, Leanne Shapton talks about her upcoming book, Guestbook: Ghost Stories.
Valeria Luiselli talks about ways of listening, the subversion of the American road trip story, and her new novel, Lost Children Archive.
"For me, writing a novel is an exercise in empathy. If I can’t imagine being these people, I shouldn’t be writing about them."
The Rumpus' Marisa Siegel talks about shining a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power.
Lisa Gornick discusses writing about real historical figures in fiction and the many overlaps between writing and psychology.
In this interview, Charlee Dyroff talks to Briallen Hopper about her new essay collection, Hard to Love, out February 5, 2019.
You can work in a community of artists and still try to stake out a little bit of territory that’s yours.
The poet Cynthia Cruz discusses Nomadism and the nature of dreams.