If you are curious about something related to my work, I might’ve gotten into it at Longform or Catapult or Brooklyn Magazine or Mythos (where these photos, taken by the wonderful Elena Mudd, are from). Or it might be in this Elle profile, this SSENSE interview, this second Longform interview. If you are wondering if I think you should get an MFA, I say yes, if you get into a funded program that will allow you to treat the degree like a low-paying job where your job is to write whatever you want. If you’re wondering if I have any advice for aspiring writers, I talk about it at the Creative Independent, and also: read a ton, learn what type of chemistry you have with what subjects, figure out how to be very generous but very tough with yourself at the same time.

You can find me: 

• reading with Yiyun Li at the Princeton Asian American Studies Lecture Series on December 4 at 4:30 PM 

• interviewing Margaret Atwood at her 80th birthday celebration at the NYPL on December 11 at 7 PM

• talking to Mark Greif at Stanford on January 15 at 5:30 PM