For the full interview, see it on Fiction Advocate.
Published on August 5, 2020.
Melissa Valentine was born and raised in Oakland, CA. Her nonfiction has appeared in Guernica, Jezebel, and Apogee among others. Valentine is a graduate of the MFA program at Mills College, and she is currently an executive editor at Callisto Media. Her memoir The Names of All the Flowers, published by The Feminist Press, was the 2019 winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize. Valentine lives in Brooklyn, NY.