Artist of the Week: Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson, the author of Flatscreen and, more recently, What’s Important is Feeling, sits down with The WILD to discuss Brooklyn, books, and the writing process. He’s photographed here, in is apartment, along with some mentionable household items!

Adam Wilson the wild magazine

Tell us about your book, What’s Important Is Feeling.

What’s Important Is Feeling is a collection of short stories dealing with the age old subjects of sex, drugs, and the emotional/financial/sociological anxieties of young men in post-millennial America.

Adam Wilson the wild magazine

What is your writing process like?

I wrote these stories in fits and starts over the course of about ten years. Through it all, I owned three bathrobes of differing weights and styles for fall, winter, and spring, and wore them at my desk. In summer, I often wrote shirtless.

What sort of challenges did you face bringing this story to life?

The challenge of turning thought into language.

Adam Wilson the wild magazine

What do you like about living in Brooklyn? What do you hate about it?

I love the grocery stores. I hate the winter.

Adam Wilson the wild magazine

What book are you reading now?

I just read Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams and couldn’t recommend it more.

What is your WILD Wish?

I wish smoking was good for you.

Adam Wilson the wild magazine

text by: Ori Oren

photography by: Ellinor Stigle










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