September 9th, 2013 / 4:50 pm
Author Spotlight & I Like __ A Lot & Massive People

An Interview with Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting is the author of Tampa, a novel, and Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, a collection of short stories. Both are spectacular. Today, Alissa had a conversation with me about her new novel, how it was written, how it has been received so far, and the weird, scary, ugly mess that is American sexuality. It was great: you can and maybe should watch it. But regardless, you should buy and read her books.

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  1. Grant Maierhofer

      this is one of those things that, upon watching, i realized i’d been waiting for for months.

  2. lily hoang

      Alissa Nutting is my fairy tale wife. Shhhh.

  3. Mike Meginnis

      Nice. :)

  4. Jonathan Callahan

      Can’t recommend Unclean Jobs enough; neither can bookstore personnel across the country, if the handful in which I’ve seen Alissa’s work featured prominently on Staff Picks tables constitutes anything like a representative sample….The novel’s near the top of my queue.

  5. deadgod

      Lolita; Ekaterina: I think that if people were “healthy” in the sense of being remote from the feelings such stories sympathetically detonate, there would be no impetus for writing them and nobody would notice that they’d been written.

      I agree with Plato: effective art is dangerous because things like violence and hate and pedophilia are not generally academic, but rather, are widely… entailed.

      If you feel implicated, you already are implicated.

  6. elizabeth ellen

      i really liked harold & maude