“So Many Stories to Tell”: A Conversation with Maurene Goo
Steph Cha speaks to Korean-American novelist Maurene Goo about her latest, “The Way You Make Me Feel.”
At Parties, Hoping Someone Would Bring Up the War of 1812: A Conversation with Damien Ober
Steph Cha talks to Damien Ober about his life, his process, and “Doctor Benjamin Franklin’s Dream America.”
“Like ‘Winesburg, Ohio,’ but in the Twilight Zone”: A Conversation with Ben Loory
Steph Cha talks to Ben Loory about his creative process and his latest collection, “Tales of Falling and Flying.”
Southern California Gothic: A Conversation with Teka-Lark Lo
Steph Cha talks to Teka-Lark Lo about her new poetry collection, "The Queen of Inglewood."
Life Hacks: An Interview with Yumi Sakugawa
Steph Cha interviews comic book artist and author Yumi Sakugawa about her latest, “The Little Book of Life Hacks.”
Riot/Rebellion: The Legacy of 1992
Steph Cha interviews Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon, and Nina Revoyr about the legacy of the 1992 Los Angeles “Riots.”
My Ukulele Gently Weeps: Steph Cha Talks to Sean Carswell
Sean Carswell and the writings of a literary superfan.
Mas Arai-Mania: An Interview with Naomi Hirahara
Steph Cha speaks with author Naomi Hirahara about her Mas Arai series, the tension between Korea and Japan, and how crime fiction can help explore identity.
The Gothic Dramarama: On the 200th Anniversary of Charlotte Brontë
TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO TODAY, Maria Brontë gave birth to the first of three famous sisters, the immortal Victorian badass Charlotte
The City of No Illusions
Steph Cha interviews Ed Park about "Buffalo Noir."
Dragging a Frothy Concept Someplace Dark
LARB noir editor Steph Cha interviews Daniel Friedman.
Sever the Connection
YOU KNOW THIS HORRID QUESTION, dreaded by most writers: “Have you written anything I might have heard of?” I’ll bet
Steph Cha interviews Sarah Weinman.
Certain Behaviors Translate
Steph Cha interviews Lisa Brackmann.
"Individual cop narratives tend to be more palatable than stories about the police system."
Laughing at “Gone Girl”
Gone Girl isn’t a thriller, it’s a domestic comedy.
Serial killers can be pretty garish characters