AUTHOR INTERVIEWS: 'The Book Of Joan' Recasts A Historic Heroine — In Space
"I didn't entirely lose color and gender, but I sort of flattened it out to the construct of white versus everything else, in terms of diversity, in a way that helped me focus a question about, deeper than our racial arguments and our gender arguments that seem to be locked in a loop just now of, you know, are you for or against something."
The Lenny Interview
"What's important to me is to struggle with the question you just asked. If you stop struggling with that question, then I think you've missed the opportunity to truly engage with what it means to make art."
Salon’s author questionnaire: “Can it be true that even as I despised them, they intrigued me and thus opened new holes up in my imagination?”
"The novel is located at the edge of geocatastrophe, unwriting the tropes of the war story, the love story, and the god story."
This Writer Reimagines The Joan Of Arc Story: BUST Interview
"I often say, "Gender is hoax.” The stories we've told ourselves about gender up until now have limited our understanding of ourselves."
The Rumpus Interview With Lidia Yuknavitch
"You could say that The Chronology of Water and The Small Backs of Children ARE my ideas about fiction vs. memoir. And what I mean by that is, the two books together are a representation of my answer to a question I am asked eternally: What do you think the difference is between fiction vs. nonfiction? My answer is laid bare in these two books. My answer is: the membrane between fiction and nonfiction is thin as infant’s skin."