Bonus Episode: Adrienne Celt on Writing Time Travel, Drawing Cartoons, and Translating Russian Classics for Fun

In this special bonus episode, Kristen talks with Adrienne Celt, a novelist and cartoonist. Celt is the author of the novels End of the World House, Invitation to a Bonfire, and The Daughters, which won the 2015 PEN Southwest Book Award for Fiction and was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR. She has also published a collection of comics, Apocalypse How? An Existential Bestiary and publishes weekly comics at Love Among the Lampreys.

We go deep on writing a book about friendship, Adrienne’s writing inspirations, Silicon Valley, the importance of art, and translating Russian classics just for the heck of it. Adrienne also shares the books she’s loved reading recently and answers questions from our dating app-inspired questionnaire in a lightning round.

Works Discussed

The Daughters by Adrienne Celt

End of the World House by Adrienne Celt

The Daughters by Adrienne Celt

Invitation to a Bonfire by Adrienne Celt

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

In the Eye of the Wild by Nastassja Martin, translated by Sophie R. Lewis

War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Severance (Apple TV+)

Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Somebody Somewhere (HBO Max)

Adrienne’s Local Indie Bookstore

Antigone Books (Tucson, AZ)

Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.