R. O. Kwon's debut novel, The Incendiaries, was just released last week, and it's one of the best books I've read this year. In our conversation, we talked about her new book, who the first readers she has in mind are, the inherent unreliability of narrators, and how the characters invent themselves for each other. Then in the second segment, R. O. talked about her other passion: rock climbing.
(Conversation recorded July 10, 2018.)
- R. O. Kwon
- R. O. Kwon - The Incendiaries: IndieBound | B&N | Goodreads
- R. O. Kwon - "I’m Korean American, And I Can’t Watch The Pyeonchang Olympics"
- R. O. Kwon - "Why I Don’t Leave the House Without Putting on Black Eye Shadow"
- R. O. Kwon - Events
- Christine No - "A Façade of a Woman: R. O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries"
- Clarice Lispector
- T. S. Eliot - "Ash Wednesday"
- Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah"
- Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose
- Colin Winnette
- Ancco - Bad Friends