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Ten Questions for Nuruddin Farah

by
Staff
12.4.18

“No writing is good enough until you, as an author, make a small contribution, the size of a drop, into the ocean of the world’s literature.” —Nuruddin Farah, author of North of Dawn

Ten Questions for Idra Novey

by Staff
11.6.18

“To sit down and write requires a degree of optimism. You have to trust that there is relief to be found in placing one word after another.” —Idra Novey, author of Those Who Knew

Ten Questions for Sherwin Bitsui

by
Staff
10.30.18

“I move between language, history, and worldviews—it’s always place between that gives me the most insight into my creative process.” —Sherwin Bitsui, author of Dissolve

Ten Questions for May-Lee Chai

by
Staff
10.23.18

“I wish it were easier for writers of color who don’t come from moneyed backgrounds to be heard and celebrated.” —May-Lee Chai, author of Useful Phrases for Immigrants

Ten Questions for Christopher Kennedy

by Staff
9.25.18

“I have three states of being: feeling doubt, manifesting a vague desire to say something that seems important, and writing toward ground zero of that desire.” —Christopher Kennedy, author of Clues From the Animal Kingdom

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