In the latest Granta podcast, Yuka Igarashi talks to A.M. Homes, the recipient of this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for May We Be Forgiven.
Homes is the author of the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers and Jack; the story collections The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know; and the memoir The Mistress’s Daughter (Granta Books). As a followup to an interview when May We Be Forgiven was published, they spoke about what winning the prize means to her. They also discussed family and the American Dream as themes in her book, why the Korean translation of one of her novels comes with a coupon for Dunkin Donuts and the influence that her writing teacher Grace Paley had on her work and life.
Photograph by Marion Ettlinger