Influenced is an interview series featuring authors talking about the works that influenced them.

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Thick Skin, where authors talk about negative reviews, from both critics and readers

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Episode XVII: "The enforced happy ending can't always successfully disguise"

Published 8/1/17
In this installment, Sally Rooney talks about Belle & Sebastian, earnest irony, traditional romantic setups, ambiguity & more.

Credit:  Jonny L Davies

Credit: Jonny L Davies