Vivian Gornick is a born and bred New Yorker, and her relationship to the city features prominently in her memoirs, most notably in the The Odd Woman and the City. We spoke to her about her love of the city, the female flâneur, odd women, and the state of modern memoir.
Last year, Margo Jefferson published the highly acclaimed memoir Negroland. We spoke with her about why she decided to write a memoir, how her style developed, and how her work relates to the current discourse around identity politics.
We spoke with Rebecca Traister about her new book All the Single Ladies.
Ann Snitow has been an essential voice in the feminist movement for decades, and she recently put together a collection of her writings called The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary. We spoke with her about theory versus practice, her activism in Eastern Europe, her work with incarcerated men, and the new generation of feminists.