Masha Hamilton, on writing about conflict

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“Even from the very beginning, I was interested in the ways that you love somebody and still betray them or hurt them without meaning to. You know, that kind of thing and how that works in families.”

Masha Hamilton, a journalist and novelist and, until recently, the Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan, spoke with me over the summer about her latest book, What Changes Everything, and about conflict, from warzones to brownstones, at Community Bookstore over the summer.

For Veteran’s Day, the Rumpus posted an edited transcript of our talk. Image of the author in Afghanistan swiped from Other People Pod.


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