Media Rewound: Esmé Wang — Sounds Good with Branden Harvey

This week’s Media Re-wound is of more recent vintage, but is an excellent conversation with writer Esmé Wang. Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was called a Best Book of 2016 by NPR and one of the 25 Best Novels of 2016 by Electric Literature. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” in 2017, and is the recipient of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize for her forthcoming essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias. In this interview with Branden Harvey, Esmé talks candidly about being a writer with chronic illness, including late-stage Lyme disease and schizoaffective disorder. The forty-plus minute discussion is as frank as it is inspiring, and most certainly a must-hear converstion.