Valeriya Kipnis, recipient of the 2021 Bette Howland Nonfiction Prize, speaks with 2021 Editorial Fellow Miguel Coronado about narrative voices, émigré writers, and how a tennis coach influenced her writing.
"We feel time in what we read. Time accrues readily to text, both at the surface of language and deeper down, where meaning arises among associations with and references to a world that is always evolving." —Benjamin Paloff
"My first encounter with the ciguapa lore was through my own research. I love mythology and fairy tales and wanted to write something in this space. But I thought, where were my monsters, you know?" —Taylor Michael