Diane Williams Interview


January’s Rumpus Book Club selection is Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty, by Diane Williams. This 2008 Believer interview with Williams is not to be missed.

“I said that literature ought not to be the haven for tea time conversation, for polite speech—that most of us are nearly obliterated by all of our opportunities for polite speech, that without the resources of dreams and literature—and psychoanalysis for the lucky few—the consequences are surely dire.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →