Interview with De'Shawn Charles Winslow at Electric Literature
2019 is the best year for literature in a long time. There are so many incredible books out—and coming soon. De’Shawn Charles Winslow’s In West Mills is one of those books. The novel follows the lives of Knot and Otis Lee as they experience life in a rural North Carolina community. Knot is truly one of the greatest characters I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know recently. She’s hilarious. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing In West Mills throughout the year, especially as the book awards start to kick off.
I had the privilege of being about to ask De’Shawn a few questions about his novel for Electric Literature. Here’s a link to our talk: https://electricliterature.com/in-west-mills-centers-black-rural-north-carolinians/