Emma Bolden

I still feel the echo of shame and confusion, but I also feel the clarity and peace that comes with speaking out about these difficult things.

Brian Evenson

The imperfection of knowledge is something that fascinates me. The fact that if you want to be certain about something, the more closely you think about it the less certain you become at a certain point.

Helen DeWitt

I enjoy working on something I can control. That rules out everything written for publication

Brian Whitener

What does it look like and potentially feel like when we finally commit to live inside new collective structures?

Cynthia L. Haven

If you don’t howl with the wolves, the wolves will howl for you.

Mark Doten

I wanted to create a situation that Trump would not be able to actually catch up to in reality.

Sara Batkie

If I’m the god of my characters, I hope I’m a flexible one.

Tim Ingold

For me the great thing about anthropology – and the reason I remain an anthropologist – lies in this freedom that it grants its practitioners to roam intellectually.

David Nutt

And while I’m lobbing around so many crass generalizations, here’s one more: All of us are beholden to some larger tyranny or coercion, real or imagined, that is ever ready to crush us.

Chelsey Johnson

Instead of writing about a heyday of a culture or a scene or a place, I wanted to land in the aftermath. I wanted to see what was going on those doldrums.

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