Here is my new personal essay about the implications of hiking in the days of the ever-present smartphone, told from the perspective of someone who remembers when calling out from the backcountry was impossible.
Thank you to Five Dials and Hermione Thompson for bringing out this interview to a whole new audience. It was a tremendous honor to interview Toni Morrison and talk about her with Angela Davis. Read the story here.
This winter, Jonathan Franzen invited me to his Santa Cruz home where we talked about the consuming process of bringing characters to life. We also talked about his abandonment of satire, why he got sick of New York, how aging and life in the Central Coast changed his outlook, and while he still loathes social media. Here is my interview with him, which appears in the latest edition of Catamaran lit magazine. Make sure to go out and get a hard copy at your local indie bookstore, or send in to subscribe!