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: 

• at Town Hall in NYC, appearing on “Live From Here,” at 5:45 PM on February 8th

• talking to Rebecca Solnit in Philly at Parkway Central Library, 7:30 PM on March 12th

• hosting a “Drop Dead Gorgeous” screening at TIFF in Toronto, 7 PM on April 8th

• talking to Jenna Wortham in SF with City Arts & Lectures, 7:30 PM on May 7th