The Suicide of Claire Bishop is many things—an “intellectual tour de force” (Publishers Weekly), “fantastically captivating and beautifully rendered” (Claire Vaye Watkins), “a fearless portrayal of madness and its consequences” (Colum McCann), and more. It’s also the debut novel of Carmiel Banasky, whose short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, PEN America, Guernica, American Short Fiction, and others. Sabrina Wise got to talk with Carmiel during her whirlwind visit to Portland, Oregon, her hometown—the morning after her standing-room-only reading at Powell’s Books. They talked about everything from madness to language to finding literary friends. Read on for the full interview!Read More
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