Most of the time I don’t believe in God, but I always believe in the soul. When I say that I want to write about the experience of being human, I want to write about what it’s like to have a soul.
It can’t last, that love or romance or the feeling that we have about almost anything. It can’t last; it changes. That’s not a bad thing or a good thing. It just is. That’s what we’re up against.
Max Rivlin-Nadler on funeral conventions! Michael Schapira on Alan Partridge! Eric Jett and yours truly on The Situation in American Waffles!
“There are moments in stories by Bulgakov and by Garcia Marquez, both of whom I love, where things are never presented as potential facts: they’re just facts. I think that The Tiger’s Wife ended up dealing with whether or not something is potential fact.”
I write about people who are wondering about what it means to be a good person. That’s probably the main question that characters in this novel seem to struggle with: how are they going to manage to be happy, given that people die?