John Sakkis Interviewed for The Conversant

John Sakkis Interviewed for The Conversant

Andy Fitch interviews John Sakkis, author of The Islands for The Conversant.

"Being born and raised in the East Bay Area, my way of speaking tends to be hyper-regional, with a lot of slang, a lot of jargon. This naturally creeps into my writing in sometimes unexpected ways. It’s pleasurable to travel to New York or Los Angeles or wherever, to use this language that’s very rooted in my upbringing in the East Bay, and to sometimes see how that comes off as alien-speak, like speaking a foreign language..."