Melissa Broder on Writing Her Obsessions

February 5, 2021

At BOMB Magazine, Melissa Broder discusses her latest book, Milk Fed, which was born from one of her many obsessions. “We write our obsessions,” Broder says. “Some people have trouble writing about sex. There are workshops on how to write sex. It’s an area that’s not everyone’s strength. But for me, I have trouble not writing sex. When I write sex, I have to turn myself on, first and foremost. The first drafts are always for me. Then through editing, those scenes become for the audience.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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