A Conversation With Olivia Wenzel

“I come from a family for whom travel was always an unfulfilled longing. But not really in the sense of a lone wolf,” reads Olivia Wenzel from her debut novel, 1,000 Coils of Fear (Catapult, 2022), translated from the German by Priscilla Layne, in this conversation with Jamele Watkins with an introduction by Rosemarie Peña, founder and president of the Black German Heritage and Research Association. Wenzel’s novel is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.