Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 69: Elle Nash)

Elle Nash

ELLE NASH is the author of Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books, 2018), a novel hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “complex, impressive exploration of obsession and desire,” and Nudes (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2021), a story collection. She is a founding editor of Witch Craft Magazine and a fiction editor at both Hobart and Expat Literary Journal. Her latest book, Gag Reflex, is forthcoming from CLASH Books. 

My current favorite thing to read is: bell hooks, All About Love.

My current favorite thing to watch is: Great British Menu. My brain is smoothed by gourmet cooking

My current favorite thing to listen to is: the absolute raging banger of agonizing screams inside my head.

 My current state of mind: oscillates between the euphoric bliss of escape and the crushing weight of my poisoned past.

My current chemical romance involves: pedicures, cute socks and indie lit drama.

My current words of wisdom: using the dead to further your message is what politicians do.

My current mode of transportation involves: adidas platform Samba.

My current least fast food item is: a latte from Gregg’s.

My current workout routine consists of: dry heaving in the bathroom, running to catch the train, carrying my toddler around the city because she’s too lazy to walk. 

My current regrettable decision involves: …I reserve this kind of content for my fiction, Brian.

My current hopes and dreams are: to never have to live in the United States ever again, and I dream of a life of less struggle for my daughter.

My current hobbies/projects include: anxiously picking the skin at my lips, waking up at 4am to try to write, zoning out while I contemplate why serial killers do that, drinking coffee all day, writing and deleting the same tweet 10 times before saving it to drafts for two months.


Elle Nash is online at

Brian Alan Ellis runs House of Vlad Press, and is the author of several books, including Sad Laughter (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018) and Hobbies You Enjoy (serialized daily on Instagram: @hobbiesyouenjoy). His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Fanzine, Monkeybicycle, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, X-R-A-Y, Heavy Feather Review, and Yes Poetry, among other places. He lives in Florida.

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