Interview: Nicola Griffith

I interviewed author Nicola Griffith for Pacific Standard. She’s one of the writers creating new literary disability culture as we speak.

We are desperately in need of seeing ourselves. Telling our stories is what builds culture, builds a sense of self. I really want that to happen. For me there’s a really exciting feeling of creating my own culture now. I felt as though I was doing that a little with my very early novels, but there was already a lot of queer lit, and some of it was pretty good. There isn’t enough disability fiction, and I feel I’m part of a group building a culture. I’m really excited because I know disabled people will read this book and see themselves.

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