An Interview with Chris Bohjalian '82

Chris Bohjalian '82
"If you love to write, for crying out loud, write."

Alex Chee and Chris Bohjalian discuss the author's latest novel as well as his Armenian heritage, the failed novel he stowed in the basement of Frost Library, ignoring a professor's advice that he should "be a banker," and the transformative power of Oprah Winfrey.

Alexander S. Chee, Visiting Writer in the College's Creative Writing Center, is the author of Edinburgh, which won the Michener/Copernicus Prize in fiction, the Asian American Writers Workshop Literary Award, the Lambda Editor's Choice Prize, and was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.