Two of our favorite authors, Sheila Heti and Roxane Gay, talked to one another as part of Heti’s What Would Twitter Do? series on The Believer blog. If you’re a fan of Roxane Gay, you know she’s a mighty popular, and active, author on Twitter. Their conversation digs into her relationship with the social medium and the role it can play in the lives of writers and the world at large.
SH: What do you enjoy on Twitter? Who do you like following and what do you like reading?
RG: I love how I can see some of the thoughts and ideas of my favorite cultural figures and still also chatter with my friends and family. It’s a cocktail party with a fraction of the awkwardness of an actual cocktail party.
Roxane Gay’s new collection of essay, Bad Feminist, is an Indie Next Pick and debuts at #13 on the New York Times bestseller list. You can read our bookseller love for it right over here. We also have a whole lot of love for Gay’s novel, released earlier this year, An Untamed State. And let us not forget our fondness for Heti’s How Should a Person Be?