Posted on October 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We came across three notable author interviews in the past week, all of which touch on scary themes.

N.K. Jemisin told The New York Times about how a stressful vacation inspired her to contribute a short story to a horror anthology after initially deciding not to.

(That collection, Out There Screaming, came out early this month and is a bestseller.)

Jesmyn Ward talked to the Guardian about how losing her partner unexpectedly almost caused her to stop writing — especially considering how her work-in-progress follows not just one enslaved woman but the entire system of chattel slavery.

(Let Us Descend comes out tomorrow.)

And Molly McGhee talked to Electric Literature about the incongruity of publicly quitting the publishing industry over its treatment of young employees ... and then releasing a novel through that same industry.

Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind, which came out last week, tackles some of the same issues facing workers today — massive debt and inadequate ways to conquer it, for example.

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