Girl on Girl: Vanessa Veselka

What I like about Vanessa Veselka, besides her humor and social commentary, is that she’s not afraid to admit that she too struggles with writing about sex. The author of Zazen, which was nominated for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and won the 2012 PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize for fiction, is honest about the difficulties […]

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Girl on Girl: Lindsey Kugler

This past weekend, during a swelteringly hot spring day, I hid inside a coffee shop with Lindsey Kugler (as writers are wont to do) to discuss her recently published book, HERE, sexual exploration through writing, and N’Sync fan fiction (yep, that’s right). Is sex writing scary? No. I have been doing sex writing for a […]

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Girl on Girl: Monica Drake

Author Monica Drake‘s second novel, The Stud Book, comes out next week. In it, she writes about overpopulation and relationships. Before the release of her anticipated follow-up to Clown Girl, she sat down to answer a few questions about sex, writing, and humor. Is sex writing scary? Probably. Yes. All writing is scary, in a […]

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Girl on Girl: Lidia Yuknavitch

I first knew Lidia Yuknavitch (author of The Chronology of Water and, most recently, Dora: A Headcase) would be my sex writing soulmate when I heard her speak on the subject at last fall’s Wordstock Literary Festival, where she sat on a panel with other writers who discussed sex’s place in writing. She was the champion for straightforward sex–in writing and […]

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