The Millions Interview Archives - Page 2 of 22 - The Millions
May 5, 2016
“I’ve been thinking lately, I’m not sure why, about my earlier novels, and I’m quite surprised how little I recall of them. I don’t know whether it’s liberating or worrying.”
May 2, 2016
This supernatural horror as allegory for virulent racism is what has increasingly tarnished H.P. Lovecraft’s legacy, and what makes Victor LaValle’s rebuke so sharp.
May 2, 2016
I knew from the start that Eleven Hours would be short, because of the time frame and because there were only so many uterine contractions I could describe without losing my shit.
April 28, 2016
by Sonya Chung
The murky area between genres has always been the place where I feel most at home.
April 25, 2016
by David Busis
“I would never want to write an essay on what feminism is in 2016. I would read that essay, but I would not write that essay.”
April 12, 2016
by José García
The writer’s responsibility is to creativity. However, I do think there are some limitations. One has a historical responsibility while addressing atrocities.
March 31, 2016
by Alden Jones
For Charles Bock, the memories, no matter how hard, were still better than the forgetting, because forgetting wiped away the details, the love, the bad meals, the quarrels, the humor and tenderness, the true marrow of it all.
March 25, 2016
by Evan Allgood
I hope a book like mine will strike someone as violating a lot of common sense ideas about literature. I know it will. It violates my common sense about literature, and I wrote it.
March 22, 2016
Terrorism seemed absurd to me. There was a widespread belief in liberal circles that terrorism was caused by poverty, when in fact most well-known terrorists in modern times have come from middle-class families, have degrees — often multiple degrees — and have lived between cultures. It’s the torn people, who try to make meaning out of their alienation — often in destructive and self-destructive ways — that interest me.
March 7, 2016
by Edan Lepucki
There is something poignant and beautiful in those fractures in your ordinary life, the moments when you realize that you were mistaken or insufficient or what you did had an unintended consequence. The clarifying and humbling experience of shedding your delusions.