Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi shares more about the speculative thriller The Centre, summoning the courage and will to write a novel, and exploring love, loneliness, and the darker underside of language learning in her debut.
Helen Macdonald and Sin Blaché share more about their upcoming novel Prophet, the lockdown conversations that informed the book, and taking on the concept of weaponized nostalgia while writing a love letter to genre fiction.
Alejandro Varela discusses The People Who Report More Stress, his new collection of interconnected short stories that examines the impact of stress and anxiety on those living on the margins and the ways that—in a society defined by hierarchies—success does not translate to health and happiness.
Daniel Nayeri talks about his next book The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams, the similarities between our world and the world of the Silk Road, and dealing with creative distraction.
Thomas C. Gannon shares more about his upcoming book Birding While Indian: A Mixed-Blood Memoir, why he never thought of the work as a memoir, and the impossibility of writing about birds without being political.
Taleen Voskuni is the debut author of Sorry Bro. She discusses role-playing bravery through her main character and portraying the reality of being Armenian-American—in all its humor, happiness, generational trauma, and sorrow.