Emily Rolen is a writer from Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in Catapult, and she is a second-year fiction candidate at Texas State’s MFA program.
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A Conversation in Kyle, Texas with Novelist Jenny Offill
BY Emily Rolen
For me, I often start from the opposite. I start from an emotion. And you’re very right, with Dept., it was this thought of loneliness, and also about how loneliness looks different at different parts of your life. It seems like it’s going to be about whether or not you have someone with you, whether or not the loneliness will go away.