In England, where I currently live, there are many ornamental gardens and very few Vietnamese people, which is one reason I was glad to meet the poet Ocean Vuong in Milan.
—"Ocean Vuong, Reluctant Optimist," Literary Hub
“haha,” Frances responds, followed by “are you breaking up with me”: truly a lol to keep from crying.
—"Sally Rooney Wants to Start the Revolution," Literary Hub
I had reached the end of a question I was trying to answer in those stories. And that was: 'Do I really want to be here?' Because the only other option is to die. And I was like, 'Ok. I’ll stick it out. So what comes next?'
—Interview with Ottessa Moshfegh, The White Review
I think that every time of life has its own kind of language.
—Interview with Elif Batuman, The White Review