Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Last Interview & Other Conversations
Kathy Acker


From Acker’s earliest interviews – filled with playful, evasive, and counter-intuitive responses – to the last interview before her death, where she reflects on the state of American literature, these interviews capture the writer at her funny and surprising best. Another highlight includes Acker’s 1997 interview with the Spice Girls on the forces of pop and feminism (which reads as if it could have been conducted with a new generation of pop star in 2018).

Paperback, 144pp
Melville House, 2019
ISBN 9781612197319


KATHY ACKER (1947-1997) was a novelist, poet, essayist, and playwright. Her novels include PussyKing of the Pirates, and Blood and Guts in High School. Her work is closely associated with punk rock and experimental aesthetics. She died of cancer in 1997.