Posts by Kristen Iskandrian

the novel as a kind of organism: an interview with Tao Lin photo
August 11, 2021 | Interview

the novel as a kind of organism: an interview with Tao Lin

Kristen Iskandrian

To try to allay his doubt, or figure out of it’s real, [Li] mentally consults his in-progress novel, as if it were a friend. He intuits, in an intuition described by the line you quoted, that his doubt is wrong, is habitual and self-sabotalogical.

It's Going to Be Okay, I Love You photo
November 1, 2010 | Fiction

It's Going to Be Okay, I Love You

Kristen Iskandrian

The first time I got in trouble for telling the truth it was a Monday when I was seven and my teacher asked us what we had done over the weekend. I told her that I’d spend it in bed with my dad