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Portrait photographed by Michael Schmelling/The New York Times

A quick-fire Q&A with the illustrator and author, who collaborates with fellow writers Sheila Heti
and Heidi Julavits on the upcoming Women in Clothes: Why We Wear What We Wear.

Book that changed my life…
Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery

And if I were stranded on a deserted island…
I’d want the dictionary with me. And a blank notebook.

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