“There were so many revelations I could only have reached through the process of putting memories on paper.” —Elizabeth Miki Brina, author of Speak, Okinawa
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.
“Commit to completing a scene each time you write” —Randa Jarrar, author of Love Is an Ex-Country
“There’s no shortcut. Not for anything.” —Kawai Strong Washburn, author of Sharks in the Time of Saviors
The author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities explores personal and collective nightmares.
“I was surprised by how much agency my characters seemed to have.” —Francesca Ekwuyasi, author of Butter Honey Pig Bread
“There’s never a lack of inspiration.” —Morgan Christie, author of These Bodies
“You have to become the person who can write the book you’re working on.” —Zeyn Joukhadar, author of The Thirty Names of Night
“Subtlety can be a form of authority.” —Simon Han, author of Nights When Nothing Happened
“My Muse is with me always, everywhere.” —Valzhyna Mort, author of Music for the Dead and Resurrected