Katie Kitamura on Embracing the Persistent Doom

July 19, 2021

For the New York Times, Katie Kitamura discusses her latest novel, Intimacies, with Brandon Yu and how its story embraces uncertainty as a constant in our lives. “There’s a real cognitive dissonance as a person in the world,” Kitamura says. “Your consciousness can only accommodate so much, and certainly it’s been incredible to me how I can simultaneously be very worried about the state of democracy and also thinking, has the turkey gone off?”

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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