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Interview with Jinnwoo

MM) First thing that jumped out at me was Laura and the protagonist, their back and forth, their almost twin-like dyad reminding me of Ágota Kristóf’s Notebook Trilogy but of course Laura is a girl and this creates a difference the book explores magnificently. Was that always the plan, to have Laura maybe as a proxy for the protagonist, able to go where he sometimes can’t such as the first scene — and was that first scene always conceived of like that?

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Donald Goines: An Exciting Alternative to Other Interviews

When Manny approached me about “doing an interview” for Donald Goines I was clear with him that I was only interested in interviewing him about Goines. “But, I mean, you wrote it,” Manuel said and I said, “Yes. But you agreed to publish it.”

Manuel relented and agreed to an interview that met my own idiot guidelines. I asked that he join me on Discord where we could just talk about my book and I could ask him questions and he could maybe ask me questions and we could “see where it goes.”

Also,

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Interview with Olivia Kan-Sperling

MM) Why did you choose to name your characters Kendall Jenner and Lil Peep?

 

OKS: It’s the other way around: the novella began with Kendall. I’ve never watched the Kardashians, and don’t care what she’s like as a person, but I was obsessed with her images. Her face is so banal that it suggests nothing; its beauty is like a void. You can’t “read” into it.

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Interview with Alex Osman

MM) We both crossed paths at wildly different times in our lives. How did you find expat? Where have you lived and where are you living now?

 

AO: When I was still on Facebook, I became friends with Kevin Rutmanis of Cows, hepa.Titus, Lords and Lady Kevin, etc. He turned me on to Amphetamine Sulphate after recommending Christopher Zeischegg’s The Magician, and through AS I found kiddiepunk,

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