Xochitl Gonzalez, Wedding Planner Turned Novelist

February 7, 2022 | 1 book mentioned

At the New York Times, Xochitl Gonzalez discusses her debut novel, Olga Dies Dreaming, and how her years as a wedding planner prepared her to write a novel. “I have a problem-solving brain and there’s a certain amout of novel-writing that I find to be problem-solving,” Gonzalez says. “You create this hypothetical world and these circumstances and you work your way through them in a way that feels believable and has a certain logic.”

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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