Stumbling Into Empathy on the Way to Dick Jokes: A Conversation with Leyna Krow
In Conversation with Alex Higley and Lindsay Hunter on I'm a Writer But
Welcome to I’m a Writer But, where two writers-and talk to other writers-and about their work, their lives, their other work, the stuff that takes up any free time they have, all the stuff they’re not able to get to, and the ways in which any of us get anything done. Plus: book recommendations, bad jokes, okay jokes, despair, joy, and anything else we’ve got going on that week. Hosted by Lindsay Hunter and Alex Higley.
In this episode, Leyna Krow (Fire Season) joins us to talk about her special blend of historical fiction and magical realism, working with featherproof and Viking, having a short story optioned by Hollywood, doing research about the Spokane fire, Miriam Toews, and more!
From the episode:
I think that I mostly write from a place of entertaining myself. I rarely put things on the page that make me feel all that much. I’m just somebody who stumbles into empathy accidentally on my way to dick jokes.
Leyna Krow is the author of the debut novel Fire Season and the story collection I’m Fine but You Appear to Be Sinking, a Believer Book Award finalist. Her next book, Sinkhole and Other Inexplicable Voids, is forthcoming on Viking in 2023ish. She lives in Spokane, Washington with her husband, two kids, and an old dog.