As I was writing, I just kept thinking that we need to break and remake the whole way all this stuff works.
If you have complete control of your work at all times, you’re not allowing that other element in—the magic or the subconscious.
Ithaca is a very special place to those who know it. Writing the book became a way to celebrate its singularity
I always begin my day with 20-30 minutes of freewriting.
It’s a laugh, but not so funny these days when an algorithm designed by an invisible hand can decide whether someone goes home or stays in jail. For the characters in my book, false narratives can be deadly.
The 80s are often labeled an age of optimism, but the reality of a troubled and violent world still persists, so in many ways our optimism was misplaced.
The challenge was to talk about monstrous things in human terms, to be simultaneously clear-eyed and empathetic about human frailty.
It resonates that my deeper dive into realism is the result of the growing urgency in everyday life.
I trust that the words will come.
I think it’s a great honor to be part of a new and thriving literary movement.