I’ve logged more experience than most with simplicity and the complexity you discover inside simplicity, minimalism and asocial behavior, endurance and landscape.
Here is the truth: I think some deep wisdom inside me (a) sensed the stress, (b) was terrified for me, and (c) gave me something new and hard to focus on in order to prevent me from lapsing into a despair coma — and also to keep me from having a jelly jar of wine in my hand.
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We’re grateful to Colleen for the years she’s spent shepherding manuscripts, encouraging writers, and shaping so many of the pieces we’ve published in The Sun.
Since Astra Taylor cited so many authors during our discussion for the November 2019 interview, we asked her to give us a list of books that have inspired her work as an activist and an artist.
Stream or download selections from Many Alarm Clocks, a collection of journal entries from The Sun’s founder and editor published in the magazine as Sy Safransky’s Notebook.
This year Andrew celebrated not only his fiftieth birthday but also twenty-five years at The Sun.
Parnaz Foroutan’s essay “A Single Suitcase” appears in our July 2019 issue. We asked her about living with the threat of wildfires, emigrating from Iran, and writing her forthcoming memoir, Home Is a Stranger.
Jacqueline Alnes at Longreads included Joseph Holt’s essay “Love Running” on a list of recent essays that helped her grieve a recent heartbreak.
We asked Doug about masculinity, memory, and what it was like to see his book highlighted on a popular Netflix series.
We asked Sparrow about Twitter, Trump, and playing the flutophone in an anti-rock band.