In Conversation with Ramona Ausubel


Desire is the center of everything. We want because we are lonely, regretful, hopeful. We want because we don’t feel at home in our bodies or our lives. Want is this pivot point between whatever happened before that we’re trying to move away from or closer to and the question of whether we’ll get there.

At Electric Literature, Hilary Leichter interviews Ramona Ausubel about her new book, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty; fantasy and realism in fiction; the notions of “heartwork” and longing; and so much more.

Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →