Marin Sardy is the author of the memoir The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia (Pantheon 2019). Her essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House, Guernica, Paris Review, The Rumpus, Fourth Genre, Missouri Review, and many other journals, as well as in two award-winning photography books—Landscape Dreams (2012) and Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby (2009). Sardy has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her work has twice been listed among the year’s notable essays in Best American Essays. Her criticism and cultural journalism have appeared in regional and national magazines, including ArtNews and Art Ltd. She holds an M.F.A. in Nonfiction from Columbia University.

Sardy reflects on her influences in this interview. Follow her on Instagram.