Don’t Write Alone: Interviews

“I hope people consider the different ways history can be told”: A Conversation with Clint Smith

“Who we are, what our identities and backgrounds and politics are, all of these things animate how we experience a place.”

Jun 09, 2021
“I often see a story in an image”: A Conversation with Yang Huang

Elizabeth Graver shares a lively back-and-forth with her former student, Yang Huang, whose third novel, MY GOOD SON, published this May

May 26, 2021
How Eve L. Ewing Makes Her Stories Fly

“I’m passionate about advocating for young people to engage with literature, with art-making, with storytelling, because those are opportunities I had at a very young age.”

How Writing Can Raise the Dead: An Interview with Lilly Dancyger, author of ‘Negative Space’

“Describing what it feels like for somebody to not be there is a very abstract process. Pretty much this whole book has been trying to figure out how to do that.”

May 12, 2021
Editor-in-Chief Mensah Demary on Growing Soft Skull Press as a Literary Home for Creative, Risk-Taking Writers

“Sometimes I think this is my only role as an editor: to convince the world, starting with the publisher, that a book should exist.”

Apr 29, 2021
“I’m a work-in-progress”: A Conversation with Anjali Enjeti

Anjali Enjeti is a writer and activist with two books out this year: the essay collection SOUTHBOUND and her debut novel THE PARTED EARTH

Apr 27, 2021
Actions Must Have Consequences: An Interview with A. E. Osworth, Author of ‘We Are Watching Eliza Bright’

“I take real issue with the idea of ‘in real life’ versus on the internet. That’s not a distinction that exists. It’s not honest.”

Apr 14, 2021
How to Sit in Companionable Silence: An Interview with Lynn Casteel Harper, Author of ‘On Vanishing’

“We can begin to identify other ways to conceive of dementia apart from terror. The stigma isn’t simply inherent—so it doesn’t have to remain this way.”

How Science Journalist Ed Yong Helps Readers Make Sense of the World

“If you do it well, science writing trains you to grapple with uncertainty, to embrace nuance, to run toward complexity, to try hard to make sense of the world.”

Apr 09, 2021