The writer and translator on the U.S. healthcare system, her guilt over creating characters from real life, and why she’s “not a good political militant.”
The 2013 National Book Award Finalist on magical thinking, never breaking a vow, and why she wants her poems “to have long legs.”
The novelist talks with Jamilah King about what it took to start over from scratch with his latest book, At Night We Walk in Circles.
The Pulitzer Prize winner discusses PTSD, returning home from the front lines, and America’s “haphazard system” of veteran care.
The acclaimed author on tragedy and poverty in Missouri, America’s class divide, and the rejections his novel Winter’s Bone received.
The writer-activist on the qualities of silence, bearing witness to trauma, and seeking sustenance in the world’s fragile beauty.
The documentary filmmaker on reenacting atrocity as an allegory for impunity in his new film, The Act of Killing, which exposes the perpetrators of Indonesia’s mid-century genocide.
Inside the movement to bring the world thousands of tiny, crowd-sourced, community libraries.
Camille Gage interviews the poet, activist, and director of Split This Rock.
The Pulitzer Prize winner on the intersection of human rights work and playwriting, telling stories that are “profoundly unheard,” and why she thinks a lot of writing about Africa amounts to little more than “pornography.”
The author of Small Porcelain Head on how poetry can help us mourn.
Colson Whitehead on labels in literature, wearing genre drag, and getting lost in New York.
The author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine talks to Matthew McAlister about the publishing industry, narrative forms, and the nature of child stardom in the digital age.
Alexander Landfair talks with a poet equally enthusiastic about Wuthering Heights and Resident Evil.
Two writers discuss their cyber-stalker.
The MacArthur “Genius” on willful delusions, the ego’s limit, and the stories we tell to make sense of experience.
The writer, art historian, and street photographer on the body vs. the intellect, the mythical pre-history of humanity, and how very serious a Twitter post can be.
An interview with the poet on his debut collection Charms Against Lightning.
The Nation columnist and law professor on dissent, privatization, and the future of racial equity.
Matt Korvette of the punk band Pissed Jeans on pain, fashion fetishes, and redirecting the male gaze
The award-winning author on why he loves to write fiction and talk politics, and how nationalism fuels climate change.
The prolific translator talks with Guernica’s poetry editor about her work ethic, contemporary Morocco, and what connects poetry with journalism.
As we grapple with the legal, political, and cultural implications of drone warfare and targeted killing, the renowned anthropologist draws on an older turning point in military ethics—weapons design at Los Alamos.
The iconoclastic leftist and novelist discusses the rage that fueled him, and how he felt about his coming end alongside the ruin of America.
In the afterglow of her Pulitzer win, the feminist playwright opens up about border-crossing, why she’d make a terrible critic, and her master teacher, Paula Vogel.
The Bolivian writer Juan Claudio Lechín on the conditions that predicate fascism and the morality of anarchism.