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Sarah Thankam Mathews Chatted With Us About Collectivism, Spreadsheets, Queer Sex Scenes and More!

Feature photo credit: Dondre Stuetley

On Monday, September 26th at 5pm PST, the A+ Read a Fucking Book Club met for our second ever session on a super mini pop-up Discord Server. Sarah Thankam Mathews, author of All This Could Be Different, and National Book Award finalist, joined us for a conversation that covered everything from her construction of flawed but lovable characters, writing about the midwest and getting away from toxic individualism!

Thank you to everyone who came out and especially to everyone who asked questions! You all make these events so special!  There's info about our NEXT A+ Read a Fucking Book Club pick at the end of this post, too!

Transcript has been edited, and some conversational threads re-organize...

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Nico Hall is Autostraddle's A+ and Fundraising Director, and has been fundraising and working in the arts and nonprofit sector for over a decade. They write nonfiction and personal essays and are currently at work on a queer fiction novel. They live in Pittsburgh with their partner, Sadie. They are also a gardener, project queer, witchy/wizardly human and are currently mourning their lovely senior rescue dog. Nico is also haunted. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram as @nknhall.

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