“At Every Point, the Book Was Really a Surprise To Me”: An Interview With Garth Greenwell

Reading What Belongs to You, the first novel by Garth Greenwell, is a hypnotic experience. In it, Greenwell tells the story of an American living in Bulgaria, who embarks on a deeply fraught relationship and, later, must confront painful memories of his own upbringing. It’s a mesmerizingly-told work, with some of the most beautifully-constructed sentences I’ve encountered in a long while. I talked with Greenwell about the process of writing the novel (and its expansion from an earlier novella), the […]

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