Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, WHIP SMART (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, ABANDON ME (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and was widely named a Best Book of 2017. Her second essay collection, GIRLHOOD, a national bestseller, was published by Bloomsbury on March 30. A craft book, BODYWORK, will be published by Catapult on March 15, 2022.
Her interviewer Golnoosh Nour is the author of The Ministry of Guidance and other stories – shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021. Her poetry collection ROCKSONG was recently published by Verve Poetry Press. Her work has also appeared in Granta, Spontaneous Poetics, and Columbia Journal amongst others. Golnoosh teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Reading and the University of Westminster. She has co-edited Magma 80 and an anthology of contemporary queer writing forthcoming from Muswell Press.