Ask Yourself a Question and Give Yourself an Answer

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Excellent. When you’re asked, “Where do you get your inspiration?” what do you wish you could say, but keep to yourself?

That as a child, my parents fucked me up, and the only way to cope with that was to imagine a better life in my head, or imagine profound violence and/or retribution.

Rumpus author Tod Goldberg has just published a new novel, Gangsterland, and is the latest writer to undergo a self-interview over at The Nervous Breakdown.


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →