Amy Bloom shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
'What is your most unappealing habit?
Maybe all the brain-like chewing gums I leave behind everywhere I work.'
‘The only recurring emotion I remember experiencing was a kind of manic delight at procrastinating.’
‘What is your guiltiest pleasure? Is it really a pleasure if you feel bad about it?’
William Atkins in conversation about his new book, The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places.
Katharine Kilalea and Emily Berry discuss architecture, psychoanalysis and the different types of exposure that come with writing prose and poetry.
Sheila Heti and Tao Lin discuss writing about motherhood and psychedelics, what changes when you begin to write under contract, and narrative forms that mimic the menstrual cycle.
‘The techniques of hip-hop are always evolving – does that make it an inherently unstable technology, and is that where much of its aesthetic excitement derives from?’
Danez Smith and Kaveh Akbar share sublime food experiences, discuss their latest collections and ask one another how best to bring community into poetry.
Amos Oz in conversation with Shira Hadad, translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston.
‘I think the moral issue is being more or less truthful to what you believe in, that’s the important thing, whoever the character may be.’ Mathias Enard and Ian Maleney in Conversation
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