Kevin Wilson’s novel Nothing to See Here centres on a young woman taking care of moody twins who share a disturbing trait: when upset, they burst into flames. Since its release, Nothing to See Here has been hailed as a deadpan, hilarious, modern fairytale that “distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn’t see coming” (Taffy Brodesser-Akner, The New York Times). Michael Williams speaks with Kevin about this darkly comic and surprisingly sweet exploration of what it means to be a family.
Kevin Wilson (International)
Kevin Wilson is the author of the collections Tunneling to the Center of the Earth and Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine, as well as three novels including The Family Fang – which was adapted for film and starred Nicole Kidman – and Perfect Little World. His most recent novel is Nothing to See Here, which Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote of in The New York Times: "Good Lord, I can't believe how good this book is... It's wholly original. It's also perfect." Kevin lives with his family in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Michael Williams (Australian)
Michael Williams is a regular host of literary conversations and events. A writer, editor and broadcaster, he was one of two founding staff members of the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, and was its Director until earlier this year. He is also host of Guardian Australia's monthly book club.