Articles by Reese Okyong Kwon

September 4, 2013

The Do-or-Die Novelist: An Interview with Elliott Holt 3

I’d just gone through this break-up and was feeling crushed and heartbroken. I had quit my salaried staff job in advertising and I was running out of money/time. So I said, that’s it. I have to do this. I have nothing else. I have to give it my all and actually finish this novel.

April 10, 2012

A History of Violence: An Interview with Eugene Cross 2

“I was hellbent on writing stories that took place anywhere but where I grew up. I wrote stories set in the swanky social circles of Manhattan, or pieces set in Hawaii or Texas or the underbelly of LA or even, God forgive me, stories set nowhere… I thought that most people wouldn’t find where I was from interesting enough.”

April 6, 2011

The Millions Interview: Alexi Zentner 2

“I think most writers would love to sell a lot of copies and win awards and do well, because people want to be successful. I understand that, but you can’t think about that while you’re writing.”