Q&A With Judy Chicurel
Features / Fiction / Interviews

Q&A With Judy Chicurel

“It always makes me laugh when I see these reviews on Goodreads, written with this kind of counterfeit authority by people living in Ohio or Colorado, who say things like, ‘I believe this is based on the author’s own adolescence, or ‘The author says the book is based on funky beach towns she’s lived in but it sounds a lot like Long Beach.’ You’re from Ohio; how would you know???” Continue reading

IN HER OWN WORDS: Fanny Trollope
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IN HER OWN WORDS: Fanny Trollope

“Age eighty, (minus not quite three) thermometer eighty, (plus rather more than four) must be accepted as an excuse my very dear Anthony both by you and my highly valued correspondent for not having acknowledged your very precious packet earlier. I am in truth grown most woefully idle, and, worse still, most woefully lazy, and this symptom is both new and disagreeable to me.” Continue reading

Q&A With Anjali Mitter Duva
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Q&A With Anjali Mitter Duva

I read a beautiful and haunting anecdote in a guidebook to Rajasthan: it’s possible for children to reach the age of five without ever seeing rain, and therefore the ceilings and walls of royal children’s bedrooms were sometimes painted with cloud designs so that when it did finally rain, they would not be afraid. I wrote this image down, and everything else started spilling out. Continue reading