Here, she talks to Elmer Luke about her short story for Granta 127: Japan, finding freedom in writing and happy endings, with interpretation by Asa Yoneda.
‘I’d get convinced that I had to write about really big, serious, important issues. So in order to get beyond that stage where I was really feeling the pressure of the feeling of wanting to write, I spent maybe one or two months just writing down everything that came to mind – little snippets – until there was nothing more to come out of me. I think actually it took about three months to get to that stage. And then what came out after that – once I had no more words flowing out of me – is what turned into these stories.’