Where are you from?
I was born in Brussels, Belgium, grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and now live in Durham, North Carolina.
Who are your favorite writers?
Patrick Chamoiseau, Bruce Chatwin, Edouardo Galeano, Ben Okri, Joseph O'Neill
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
John Demos The Unredeemed Captive; Richard Price, The Convict and the Colonel; C.L.R. James The Black Jacobins and Beyond a Boundary
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Music: Guitar, banjo, percussion; Sport: Soccer, Biking; Travel
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
To make sure to choose a job that felt like play
What is your favorite quote?
"The Dude abides."
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
Why write about Haiti? Hopefully the book will answer!
What inspired you to write your first book?
Getting a PhD! : )
Where do you write?
Mostly at home