Essays and Interviews by Elle


Kate Zambreno Talks Writing as a Mother Under Capitalism, Observer, August 2021

We Are Not Gods: Talking with Elizabeth Ellen, The Rumpus, July 2021

Jackie Ess on Making Work That Doesn’t Fit Neatly Into Categories, The Creative Independent, July 2021

Gordon Lish on Maintaining Your Focus, Interview, The Creative Independent, June 2021.

B. R. Yeager on Creating New Forms to Contain New Worlds, Interview, The Creative Independent, February 2021

Shy Watson on Writing What’s True to Your Experience, Interview, The Creative Independent, January 2021


Despair is a Second Contagion: An Interview with Elisa Gabbert, Interview, Hazlitt, October 2020.

Vanessa Vaselka on Realizing You Can’t Quit, Interview, The Creative Independent, September 2020.

TRL - Twitter Interviews Lindsay Lerman. Video Interview, HTMLGIANT, September 2020.

Bring The Inward Outward: Talking with Greg Mania, Interview, The Rumpus, August 2020

Blake Butler on Writing the Thing No One Else Can Write, Interview, The Creative Independent, July 2020

Projecting Desires: An Interview with Sarah Gerard, Bomb Magazine, July 2020

Writing Advice from Metal Songs, Lit Reactor, May 2020

Interrupted Reading, Believer Magazine, April 2020 (compiled by Michael Seidlinger)

‘Go to Where the Rawest Stories Occur’: An Interview with Chuck Palahniuk, Hazlitt, January 2020


Spy in the House of Anaïs Nin: An Interview with Kim Krizan, Hobart Pulp, October 2019

Writing Under Duress: How to Persevere When Your Life, Job, Kids Are Also a Priority, Lit Reactor, October 2019

Should We Care Whether Writing is Therapy? Lit Reactor, July 2019

What Joy Williams and Denis Johnson Can Teach Us About the Art of First Sentences, Lit Reactor, June 2019

Things to Do in Denver When You’re a Disaffected Millennial - Bookanista, May 2019


How Time in the Woods Helped Me Reset My Life - LitHub (essay), June 2018

Tunneling Out: An Interview with Tao Lin - Hobart (interview) May 2018

Extreme Damage: Elle Nash on Harmony Korine’s KIDS - drDOCTOR (Essay), April 2018. 


How Pregnancy Triggered the Return of My Eating Disorder - Vitamin Shoppe (Essay).

Dreamworlds: An Excerpt of Bruja and Interview with Wendy C. Ortiz - Hobart Pulp (Interview).

Daytime is The Greatest: An Interview with Bud Smith & Rae Buleri - Hobart Pulp (Interview). 

Grief Lozenge - The Fanzine (Essay).


I Won’t Feel Ashamed of Getting Lip Fillers - Cosmopolitan (Essay). 

On Beauty: The Year I Sprayed Fake Tan on Rich Women for Money - Hobart (Essay).


Anger is Never Just Anger: An Interview with Sarah Gerard - Hobart

Swinging Upside Down - Human Parts (Essay)


The Story You Made of Me: An Interview with Lidia Yuknavitch - Lit Reactor

Skin Underneath the Skin - NAILED Magazine (Essay)

The Thing I’m Scared of Most - Exterminating Angel Press (Essay)