This interview is part of an ongoing LARB A.V. series from this year's LA Times Festival of Books. Go to the LARB A.V. homepage to see more interviews with T.C. Boyle, Daniel Handler, Mona Simpson, Leslie Jamison, Walter Kirn, Adrian Todd Zuniga, Terry McMillan, Michelle Hueneven, Charlie LeDuff, Tahereh Mafi, and Austin Kleon.
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