1 hr 24 min

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Keep the Channel Open

    • Visual Arts

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s second novel, Starling Days, is a beautiful story about the complex love between the book’s two protagonists, Mina and Oscar, and their respective challenges in the wake of Mina’s suicide attempt. In our conversation, Rowan and I discussed the depiction of mental illness in her book, how she approached writing the multifaceted relationships between the characters, and why it was important to her to include multiracial characters.

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s second novel, Starling Days, is a beautiful story about the complex love between the book’s two protagonists, Mina and Oscar, and their respective challenges in the wake of Mina’s suicide attempt. In our conversation, Rowan and I discussed the depiction of mental illness in her book, how she approached writing the multifaceted relationships between the characters, and why it was important to her to include multiracial characters.

1 hr 24 min