Topics Not Discussed Elsewhere

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For The Millions, Sonya Chung sits down with James Hannaham to explore “questions and topics not discussed elsewhere” about his new novel Delicious Foods. In the interview, the two discuss the research that went into writing about drug addiction and farm labor, as well as the way “fringe” cultures are portrayed by the mainstream:

I don’t think of my true black gay freakiness as subversive, any more than the true white straight Republican freakazoids out in the heartland think of themselves as subversive, even as they’re plotting to replace the government with a bunch of gender normative marionettes and privatize motherhood or whatever. Perhaps that makes it a kind of entitled black gay freakiness. I certainly don’t mind modeling that for whoever wants it.


Jake Slovis earned his MFA in Writing from Rutgers University, where he now teaches English Composition. He is a second-generation Argentine American and has spent significant time living and writing in Buenos Aires. He currently resides in Brooklyn. More from this author →