Three months

The Cut asked me to write about why I wear so much black eye shadow, and I did so, with pleasure. Also, speaking of pleasure, I convened Nicole Chung, Alice Sola Kim, and Matthew Salesses to talk about about Alexander Chee's writing, influence, and splendid new book, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. The roundtable's up at Electric Literature.

In the past month, The Incendiaries has been named a most-anticipated book by Elle, Parade, Cosmopolitan, Southern Living, Mashable, Southwest, She Reads, and Odyssey! The book just received an early review in Publishers Weekly. My publisher designed this graphic of thoughts from booksellers, and it made me cry.

Oh, and I'm co-editing an anthology called Kink with Garth Greenwell! The book sold to Ira Silverberg at Simon and Schuster, with a projected publication date of summer 2020. Contributors include Melissa Febos, Kim Fu, Roxane Gay, Cara Hoffman, Randa Jarrar, Chris Kraus, Jarry Lee, Carmen Maria Machado, Peter Mountford, Alissa Nutting, Larissa Pham, Ariana Reines, Meredith Talusan, Brandon Taylor, and Lidia Yuknavitch. I'm so excited.

R.O. Kwon