“I need to be involved with life, its business, its noise.” —Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, author of The House of Rust
coming of age
“I will miss these characters living in my head.” —Monica West, author of Revival Season
This week’s installment of Ten Questions features María José Ferrada and Elizabeth Bryer, the author and the translator of How to Order the Universe.
The author of Horsepower reimagines the bildungsroman to honor the narrative arc of Black childhood.
“I didn’t understand how important Chicago and South Shore were to me until I left.” —Gabriel Bump, author of Everywhere You Don't Belong
“I spent much of 2016 and 2017 not just trying to find my way back into the book but also trying to convince myself that art still mattered.” —Meng Jin, author of Little Gods
“It was important to me to err on the side of generosity in writing this book.” —Anna Wiener, author of Uncanny Valley