The Millions Interview Archives - Page 15 of 24 - The Millions
September 10, 2012
It’s not really that David had any answers for people. But he never stops taking his life seriously and he never stops taking the reader’s life seriously. And I think that’s the connection: you never stop mattering to him and he never stops mattering to himself.
September 7, 2012
by Liza Monroy
Columbia’s bureaucracy got weird when they found out I was a convicted felon. I lost my three campus jobs. You’re basically fighting against a system.
September 5, 2012
“The honest truth is that once the award’s over, you forget about it. You go back and struggle over each page. The writing doesn’t get the least bit easier. It’s like a really incredible vacation — you go return to your real life.”
August 14, 2012
by Sonya Chung
“All you have in life is what you remember. It’s the one filament connecting you to the void. It doesn’t necessarily become art.”
August 3, 2012
by Edie Meidav
I wanted to talk about the time when women did not have choices in reproduction. The consequences of not having a choice are gruesome.
July 18, 2012
“It occurred to me I hadn’t really read anything about gay soldiers in the trenches — there must have been gay soldiers there, and surrounded by so much horror, relationships must have struck up. But that wasn’t something I had read. It was a new way into a familiar story.”
July 6, 2012
by Pete Croatto
“If one of those [Cleveland] teams were to actually win a championship, I think it would be an unmitigated joy. I can’t imagine any Cleveland fan going, ‘You know, I really liked it better when we could uniquely identify ourselves by our suffering.’ I can’t. That thought is, if not really even perverse, it’s just ridiculous.”
June 28, 2012
by John Wray
The purpose of my acknowledgment of the existence of human sexuality in the novel was to make myself and my family (and probably the reader) as uncomfortable as possible…Speaking of which, instead of Otis Redding, I’m going to sing “My Humps.” Hold my beer, please.
June 25, 2012
by Edan Lepucki
“I felt like I had to earn the right to write this book, and the only way I could do that was by working very hard to imagine myself into the soldier’s experience, and hopefully write it correctly.”
June 22, 2012
by Anna Solomon
We’ve come a long way since George Eliot had to call herself George Eliot, but you’d have to be blind to think we live in an equal world.