Gold, Fame, Citrus, Belonging, Possibility


The West for me is a haunted place. There are these mythic ghosts everywhere you go. I don’t know of a region that buys its own bullshit more so than the American West does.

Claire Vaye Watkins, author of short story collection Battleborn, on how her latest novel transformed from a “secret sand dune document” into Gold Fame Citrus.

You can find Charley Locke's journalism on WIRED, tweets @CHARLEY_LOCKE, and drawings on her parents' fridge. You can also sometimes spot Charley imperiously making book recommendations while managing the McSweeney's Pop-Up Shops. More from this author →