The Spring 2015 issue of The Paris Review is worth picking up for many reasons. It has the first in-person interview with Elena Ferrante, and Art of Fiction interviews with Lydia Davis and Hilary Mantel. There's a poem from Major Jackson called "Italy" that I'm looking forward to reading. Also, THERE'S AN EXCERPT OF MY NOVEL THAT I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT! It's called "Lelah," and on top of the obvious feelings of joy and humility I have for being in such an illustrious publication, I'm also happy that The Paris Review selected "Lelah" in particular. She is the first character I "knew," the one whose story came to me when it was well underway. She challenged me to figure out how she got to where she was in her life, and to develop where she needed to go next. You can read the first page of the excerpt here, and buy the issue or subscribe for the rest.