Articles by Claire Cameron

September 19, 2017

Writing for the Moment: The Millions Interviews Zoe Whittall 0

Young women are able to refuse to take some of bullshit that women of my generation had to live with. It’s exciting to see how willing young women are to speak up about sexual assault and sexism in general.

June 19, 2017

Two Writers, One Marriage: The Millions Interviews Julie Buntin and Gabe Habash 1

Just watching someone work at something so hard, putting years into it and going through really challenging moments with it because it’s a vital part of her life—it’s impossible for me to feel jealousy or to feel threatened.

February 20, 2017

Five Ways ‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari Changed My Life 2

I am an avalanche of electric signals fired by billions of neurons that stimulate glands to secrete hormones and make my muscles contract in such a way that chocolate finds its way to my mouth.

February 17, 2017

Heather O’Neill Wants You to Reclaim Your Sense of Wonder: The Millions Interview 0

Whenever I finish a book, I put it down and the world seems to explode with new meanings. On some level, literature assumes that every reader is a child.

December 11, 2016

A Year in Reading: Claire Cameron 0

These are poems I wish for my younger self to read. The arc, told over four parts — the hurting, the loving, the breaking, the healing — is different to the world I knew, especially the healing part. It is not a story about fitting into someone else’s world, but about how to imagine your own.

October 11, 2016

Perfectly Delectable: Marcy Dermansky’s ‘The Red Car’ 0

If a story of a woman going west to find herself doesn’t sound original, it’s Dermansky’s delivery that makes this short novel perfectly delectable.

September 30, 2016

Fates and Furies on Twitter 3

What if Lotto and Mathilde were both to tweet?

June 24, 2016

A Summer Reading List for Wretched Assholes Who Prefer to Wallow in Someone Else’s Misery 15

The plot should involve hardship, anxiety, and a certain level of suffering; these hold my occasional bouts of existential dread at bay.

May 2, 2016

Going Places No One Else Goes: The Millions Interviews Pamela Erens 1

I knew from the start that Eleven Hours would be short, because of the time frame and because there were only so many uterine contractions I could describe without losing my shit.

April 11, 2016

Judging Books by Their Covers 2016: US vs. UK 5

Only a fool would think these covers came from different countries. They were clearly designed in alternate dimensions.