The Scoop

Alex McElroy
Authors Eating Ice Cream
Created 25 Jun 2021
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  • Transgressing Conventions
    23 Sep 2021 • 19 min read
    Even in “normal times,” the writing community is an ethereal collection of shy, lonely people gossiping together online between major conferences and writing retreats. Every few months, writers left t...
  • What Should a Writer Do?
    01 Sep 2021 • 21 min read • 1 0
    On a Thursday afternoon in mid-August, Gabriella Burnham and I met at Ollie’s, a small ice cream shop in Bushwick where neither of us had been before. Like every day in August, the weather was damning...
  • What if Jonathan Franzen was Trans?
    27 Jul 2021 • 21 min read • 2 0
    A few weeks ago, Jeanne Thornton and I met on what appears, in hindsight, like a mild Brooklyn summer day at the Ample Hills in Prospect Heights. It was a Saturday afternoon. Vanderbilt Ave was cordon...
  • Why Ice Cream?
    25 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    I’m not the first person to center an interview series on something I love. The Scoop wouldn’t exist without influences like Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Isaac Fitzgerald’s wo...
  • What is The Scoop?
    25 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The Scoop is a literary interview series where I talk to authors about their writing, their lives, their passions, and everything else over ice cream. Though I will talk to authors promoting new books...
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