Pik-Shuen Fung discusses her debut novel, GHOST FOREST.
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Ethel Rohan discusses her new story collection, IN THE EVENT OF CONTACT.
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Elvia Wilk discusses her debut novel, OVAL.
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What you cannot put into words cannot become a lie. ...more
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Imbolo Mbue discusses her debut novel
Behold the Dreamers, teaching herself how to write a novel, and the price of the American Dream. ...more
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Esmé Weijun Wang discusses her first novel,
The Border of Paradise, about a multi-generational new American family, creative expression through writing and photography, and interracial relationships. ...more
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Ten years later I still wondered about those aviator glasses and whether The Breakfast Club could restore us. ...more
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At Longreads, Jessica Gross interviews social scientist Bella DePaulo on her research into the underreported popularity of non-nuclear living arrangements. DePaulo’s research also delves into the particular emergence of friendship as a building block of social living in the 21st century.
They always find their way back to one another again. ...more
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Rumpus contributor Michelle Tea talks with Ms. Fit Magazine about getting pregnant, the families we create ourselves, and MUTHA Magazine. Here is probably one of the coolest quotes ever seen in an interview: “I do think there are tons of straight women involved in radical communities whose family and gender roles are being played with […]