Q: What’s your favorite story?
A: My current favorite story has to be the “overcoming the monster” story. I’m writing this a few days after my first shot of the coronavirus vaccine and it feels very much like the first step to overcoming the pandemic monster. This isn’t humanity’s—or my—first monster, and as much as I’d like it to be, it won’t be the last. Having a supply of these stories in my memory and on my bookshelf keeps me inspired, grounded, and hopeful.