Dana SpiottaAug 30, 2021
A House of Her Own
An interview with Dana Spiotta, author of Wayward (2021). Dana and I talk about how memory is stored in the architecture of cities, the unlikely villains of good novels, writing as a refuge, and the difficulty for women who step outside of expected roles.
Books Recommended in this episode:
- Katie Kitamura, Intimacies
- Anthony Veasna So, Afterparties
- Mona Awad, All’s Well
- Joy Williams, Harrow
Chris Holmes is Chair of Literatures in English and Associate Professor at Ithaca College. He writes criticism on contemporary global literatures. His book, Kazuo Ishiguro as World Literature, is under contract with Bloomsbury Publishing. He is the co-director of The New Voices Festival, a celebration of work in poetry, prose, and playwriting by up-and-coming young writers.