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In terms of people that I know, my grandmother and my mother are huge influences on my writing life because they are both massively supportive…
For me it was a lot harder to come to terms with the death of my grandfather than it was to come to terms with…
Being taken seriously, for a young writer, is a wonderful form of encouragement, but at the same time, I don’t think one should ever feel…
A lot of writers that I know have told me that the first book you write, you write about your childhood, whether you want to…
What inspires me most to write is the act of traveling.
When you’re in a place, the details you focus on are different than details you focus on when you’re writing about it.
The best fiction stays with you and changes you.
My road to publishing actually came through a colleague who connected me to my agent, and the faculty at Cornell was very supportive.
In the mess of moving from place to place, I skipped two grades in the space of one year.
I’ve always written about animals. I’m still trying to process why that is.
I think the mythology of death really ran away with me when I was very young.
I like dark subject matter. I’m not sure what that means about me!
I do no writing while I’m in Belgrade visiting my grandma.
I am very interested in place, and the influences of place on characters.
A family has its own rituals and its own superstitions.
My grandfather and I were very close.
When I was eight years old, I wrote a paragraph-long short story about a goat on my mother’s hundred-pound, black-and-white-screen laptop. The story came about…
My family lived in Egypt from 1993 to 1996.
You never know what’s going to happen in your life, and you never know what’s going to happen in someone else’s life either.
I grew up in Cyprus and Egypt, these fantastic places I remember fondly.
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