Tehran-born, LA-raised Porochista Khakpour, author of the two acclaimed novels Sons and other Flammable Objects and The Last Illusion, has felt bad for as long as she can remember. In her latest book Sick: A Memoir, she examines the impact that illness has had on her life – namely drug addictions, hospitalisations and mental illness. Described by poet Eileen Myles as “a globally intimate book”, the memoir is a triumph of the imagination, daring and brutally honest. Khakpour speaks with Hannah Brown.
Last updated: 11 June 2019