In this interview, I speak to Rob Spillman about how Tin House is working to make sure women are more equally represented within its pages. He also suggests that other publishers can and should follow Tin House’s lead. Rob received the 2015 VIDO award from VIDA in recognition of his work with women writers.
Elena Ferrante takes us to some dark places in The Days of Abandonment. The experience of reading this novel, my first ever Ferrante, was so unnerving that I wasn’t actually sure if her work was for me or not – until we make it to the feminist ending where the main character regains her composure and a newfound independence.