Miscellaneous Files is a series of virtual studio visits that uses screenshots from writers’ digital devices to understand their practice. Conducted by Mary Wang, each interview provides an intimate look into the artistic process.


Jabari Asim: “We tend not to think of those stories as sources of power or value, but narrative can be a form of resistance.”

Ottessa Moshfegh: “There’s a line in my writing between sensitivity and sentimentality. Sentimentality is a curse, and it turns any art into trite entertainment.”

Olivia Laing: “When I was writing Lonely City, I obsessively played Tetris for hours a day. I thought it was ridiculous, but it turned out to be an exercise in structure, in how to assemble objects in empty space.”