“I’d Never Section Off Any Aspect of My Life From Writing”: Joanna Walsh on the Genesis of “Break.up”

Joanna Walsh‘s bibliography spans fiction and nonfiction, and frequently eludes easy categorization. Her latest book, Break.up, is subtitled “A Novel in Essays.” It might seem head-spinning at first, but once you’re enmeshed in its narrative–an account of a trip across Europe, with abundant reflections on intimacy and distance–the book’s structure memorably clicks into place. Accentuated by quotes from other works, Walsh’s narrative blends the familiar and the philosophical, creating a bold and unexpected reading experience. I talked with Walsh about […]

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