Adam Wilson Talks Sex, Drugs, and Bankers


Rumpus contributor Adam Wilson sat down with Tobias Carroll over at the Tottenville Review to discuss Wilson’s latest collection of stories, What’s Important is Feeling. Wilson reveals his interests in Occupy Wall Street and social class, observing:

And then I went away to college and went, “Oh, wait–I really do come from this incredibly privileged background.” And I had to reshape a lot of my thinking about it. And then, moving to New York, where you suddenly meet people who are both rich and poor to degrees you didn’t know were possible. I thought those people in my hometown were rich, but, Jesus. Here there’s money on a whole other level.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →