Mary Gaitskill Interview on The Millions

I interviewed Mary Gaitskill about her new novel, The Mare, for the lit and culture website The Millions. You can read the conversation here.

A short excerpt from the introduction:
“Mary Gaitskill’s singular ability to create characters that are rigid and vulnerable, complex and demanding, has earned her a devoted readership, along with a National Book Award nomination, a Guggenheim fellowship, and a PEN/Faulkner nomination. Her new novel, The Mare, is softer in many ways than her previous books. The characters are easier to root for, but at the same time, Gaitskill delivers the same hard edges; it’s a compelling book, but it’s not easy reading.”