Risa talks with Saleema Nawaz, author of the weirdly prophetic and deeply lovely and hopeful Songs for the End of the World about coming out as a witch in our teens, tapping into the vast ocean of inspiration, living in a world you spent years imagining, and writing (and magic) as an encounter with fear.
“Astounding. . . . The book is surprisingly reassuring. If someone could have imagined what we’re going through in such vivid details, it somehow makes the situation less scary, less predictable, more knowable.” — The Globe and Mail
“In these dark days, Saleema Nawaz dares to write of hope. Songs for the End of the World is a loving, vivid, tenderly felt novel about men, women, and a possible apocalypse. I couldn’t put it down.” — Sean Michaels, author of Us Conductors and The Wagers.