Tiny Spills | Amelia Gray

Tabs open on your screen right now:
Isadora Duncan autobiography “My Life” // Gmail // Google Calendar // Google Drive // Chase Year-End Summary // Google Finance // Facebook // NPR interview “Los Angeles Mayor Vows To Work With Trump, But ‘Stand Up’ For City’s Residents” // Isadora Pitch document // NYTimes article “John Edgar Wideman Against the World”

If you had to brag about yourself:
It’s January and I’m printing out tax-related documents SO EARLY and responding to emails only four months late.

Your writer crush:
Vi Khi Nao, whose book “A Brief Alphabet of Torture” out this fall is truly dismantling.

Favorite lyric:
And then we’ll / Walk right up to the sun / Hand in hand / Walk right up to the sun / We won’t fear anyone

Any place in the world:
A New Mexico hot spring in winter

Best breakfast:
Oatmeal with strawberries and cream accompanied by a cup of coffee so strong it’s gritty

Favorite online places right now:
The Correspondent

Sweetest thing:
My friend Kenesha looking at each one of her friends before blowing out the candles on her birthday cake

Your rituals (writing or not):
In a ritual overhaul right now. Morning is ready for a change.

Least impressive thing about you:
No good party tricks unless you count feats of strength

Favorite space to write:
A warm room in Vermont

What should we know:
Legal representation should be a right for any undocumented person working their way through the American justice system

Guilty literary pleasure:
Life’s too short for guilt in literature

Best book nobody talks about:
Julio Cortázar, Cronopios and Famas

Last time you lied:
I was complicit in a lie last Friday

The lie:
My companion claimed that traffic made us late, and asked me to corroborate, and I said “Ah, yes.”

Question you secretly want to be asked:
Where can I send the check?

The answer:
PO Box 251483, Glendale CA 91225.

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AMELIA GRAY is the author of four books: AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, THREATS, and Gutshot. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the NYPL Young Lion, of FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She lives in Los Angeles.

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