This week, we finally hear from our marvelous Nonfiction Editor, Sarah Suksiri, who shares with us her delight for innovative nonfiction.
Where is home?
A little suburb in the Silicon Valley where there is plenty of good Vietnamese food and rush hour traffic.
Favorite issue of IR?
Our Winter 2011 issue. It has a good haul of nonfiction writers — possibly the most IR has ever published!
Tell us about what you’re reading right now.
I’m reading Scott Russell Sanders’ latest collection of essays, Earth Works, which I have to put down between every other essay because it makes me want to go for long walks.
What are you excited to see in nonfiction?
I get excited about creative and journalistic nonfiction exhibited in elegant, accessible online forms that do the work justice, like Wave Composition, The Junket, and The New Inquiry, or even blogs as a form of creative nonfiction, fused beautifully with other multimedia, like Ian Coyle’s Edits. I’m excited that there seems to be a very hungry audience for nonfiction, and that there are so many people who want to participate in other people’s experiences by reading about them. I’m also excited for our new Nonfiction Editor, Mal Hellman, to take the reins and make IR nonfiction even better.