Today’s guest is Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, the author of “Harmless Like You” and “Starling Days.” She is also the editor of “Go Home!“, an anthology of Asian diasporic writers’ musing on the notion of “home,” and “Dog Hearted : Essays on Our Fierce and Familiar Companions.”

In this conversation, we unpack writing as a practice of contextualizing our generational ties, while Rowan provides some guidance and tools for writers struggling in their journey.

Rowan has graciously allowed me to include a short excerpt from “The Sleep Watcher,” her forthcoming third novel arriving on April 20. Please pre-order your copy today.