Interview with Authors Mark Gevisser and Eric Cervini
In conversation with Jackson Howard,
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Assistant Editor
In collaboration with Lit Hub and Farrar, Straus & Giroux
This video is an excerpt of a larger conversation, edited for time. The full discussion will be posted here: https://lithub.com/story-type/well-versed/
Mark Gevisser is the author of the prizewinning “A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream” and “Portraits of Power: Profiles in a Changing South Africa.” He is the coeditor of Defiant Desire: Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Granta, and other publications. He is the writer of the documentary film “The Man Who Drove with Mandela,” which won the Teddy Documentary Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Born in Johannesburg in 1964, he now lives in France. Mark can be found on Twitter at @MarkGevisser.
Eric Cervini is an award-winning historian of LGBTQ+ culture and politics. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. “The Deviant’s War” is his first book. Eric can be found on Twitter at @ericcervini.
Jackson Howard is an assistant editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and its experimental imprint MCD, where he publishes writers like Sarah Schulman, Brontez Purnell, Fernando A. Flores, Chet’la Sebree, and more. His reviews, profiles, and essays have appeared in Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, i-D, The Ringer, New York Magazine’s The Cut, The FADER, Elle, and Conde Nast’s queer vertical them. He lives in Brooklyn. You can find him on Twitter at @jaxxonhoward.