Rachel Kushner on the Prison System

Rachel's existing relationships with people in the American penal system led to an understanding of, and sympathy for, the people involved in prison life, from workers to inmates. Rachel and I chat about how she came to understand people's 'logic' surrounding murders the they'd committed, how stalkers perceive their stalking actions and how this informed the writing of her book 'The Mars Room.'


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Rachel Kushner is also the bestselling author of The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013; Telex from Cuba, a finalist for the National Book Award; and The Mars Room. She lives in Los Angeles.



Angela Ledgerwood