Catherine Lacey on crafting her multilayered fictional Biography of X, unknowability, and the mysterious forces that draw people together.
This week, Angela welcomes back Lit Up’s first-ever (!) guest, author Catherine Lacey, and delve into the making and imagining of her brilliantly textured new book, Biography of X: a multilayered portrait of an inscrutable art and literary star as reported by her widow.
Catherine shares the entry points into her chosen fictional biography form, reimagining American history through the writing process, centering queer people on the page without explanation, the mysterious forces that draw people into each other’s orbits, and the pleasure of reading in bed with coffee first thing in the morning.
Pick up your copy of Biography of X at Bookshop or your favorite local indie bookstore.
Plus, check out Catherine’s friend John Wray’s forthcoming book Gone to the Wolves.
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