It was National Coming Out Day yesterday, and I was too busy to observe it any particular way except to think about how impossible it feels now to be closeted.
I remember a former classmate back at Wesleyan recommending I read Iris Murdoch–her novel The Good Apprentice. “I think you’d like her, based on what you’re writing,” he said. I
In 2005, Randy Cohen proposed the creation of a map of Manhattan created from the many novels written about the city, with entries crowdsourced from readers of the New York
I’ve been slowly alphabetizing my books and discovered there are a few books I own three copies of. 1. Voyage in the Dark, by Jean Rhys 2. The White Album,
No one was more surprised than me, probably, when I began reading The Great Gatsby as an adult, first out of curiosity–what was that book I read as a child?–and then for
Roughly a year ago, TriQuarterly asked me for a story, and so I went into my files for something unfinished that I could perhaps finish and send to them. I
A friend and colleague writes: I have a question for you. I have a former student, a good writer, who’s applying to _______. She’s applying in fiction, but she’s writing
The New Yorker asked me for a favorite Longread from their archive, along with Dwight Garner, Maud Newton, Sloane Crosley and Laura Miller. It was an almost overwhelming task but I immediately thought
I’m rebooting Koreanish, thus the appearance. You can also follow me at Tumblr, at Cheemobile, in the meantime. More soon.
Houghton had its launch meeting for my new novel, The Queen of the Night. I think it went well.