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.
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+)
Somebody Somewhere (HBO Max)
Adrienne’s Local Indie Bookstore
Antigone Books (Tucson, AZ)