Short takes from Los Angeles Review of Books

Hi All–this morning I stumbled upon this cache of little videos from conversations I did last year with the Los Angeles Review of Books!  Opinionated as always…

My take on the Future of the Novel.

My view on hierarchies of veracity in non-fiction.

Thoughts about my new novel, Marina Makarova.

And while you’re there, look around at some of the other wonderful interviews they’ve done, with writers like Aimee Bender, Michael Tolkin, Paul Mandelbaum, Laila Lalami, Mark Haskell Smith, Jerry Stahl.

3 Responses to “Short takes from Los Angeles Review of Books”

  1. Dear Janet, Your books are very dear to me. I would love to interview you on KBOO Radio, Portland, OR when your new book comes out. I’m a member of KBOO’s feminist news and public affairs collective and recently interviewed Pam Houston, Cheryl Strayed, Sandra Cisneros, Lidia Yuknavitch, to name a few. It would be such a thrill to speak with you. Are you interested? May I ask when the new one will be published? Leigh Anne Kranz

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Hi Leigh Anne! Wow, that’s fantastic, I would be super interested. I used to listen to KBOO when I was a student at Reed!! I’m heading for the San Juans to try to finish this new book before summer, means it would be coming out 2014. I’d love to talk to you when that’s closer.

      Also the Paint It Black movie is coming together, Amber Tamblyn co-wrote the script and is going to star and is generally the engine behind it–maybe as that gets further along, it would be fun to do something with her, she’s a real powerhouse.
      thanks for this kind invite!
      Janet (

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