The author of Sing Something True recounts the path to writing the memoir she was afraid to write, grieving her identity as a writer after rejection, and finding solace (and representation) after shifting focus away from publication.
In her third novel, Our Missing Hearts, best-selling author Celeste Ng continues to explore the social and political pressures that shape family dynamics—this time in a story set in a contemporary dystopia that feels frighteningly familiar.
“I have dogs who get me outside on walks every day, but otherwise I generally feel like I should be writing whenever I’m not.” —Maud Newton, author of Ancestor Trouble
The translator of Migratory Birds and Permafrost shares how growing up between different languages and countries has led her to challenge conventional wisdom about the art of translation.
“It felt as if my protagonist was in the room with me.” —Claire Oshetsky, author of Chouette
“What does it take for any of us to change our core beliefs?” —Okezie Nwọka, author of God of Mercy
“There was so much shame in this project for me to dispel and bury.” —Mahogany L. Browne, author of I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love
“In the mornings—or when I roll over from a dream—there’s only God and me talking to each other.” —Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, author of The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois
“I find it really hard to follow a routine in almost every part of my life.” —Kat Chow, author of Seeing Ghosts
“All memoirists are making art out of time, and there isn’t one way.” —Krys Malcolm Belc, the author of The Natural Mother of the Child