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with Jac Jemc

Something that makes you smile

When my cat’s tongue is stuck half out of her mouth.

A confession

I’m addicted to good news.

The last thing you wrote

A study guide for 100 Years of Solitude.

Your favourite city

I love Chicago because I’ve always lived here, but I think Budapest is the most beautiful.

What you’d place in a time capsule

I actually just unearthed a time capsule of sorts from my mom’s attic. When I was a teenager I kept these collage books that are mostly just fashion I loved cut out from magazines or catalogs and quotes by Henry David Thoreau and Radiohead. They’re so embarrassing, but so honest.

Jac Jemc is the author of The Grip of It (FSG Originals). Her first novel, My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award, and her collection of stories, A Different Bed Every Time (Dzanc Books) was named one of Amazon's best story collections of 2014. She edits nonfiction for Hobart.