8 Questions with Jeremy Tiang

Jeremy Tiang is a playwright, translator from Chinese and author of State of Emergency and It Never Rains on National Dayhttps://www.jeremytiang.com/


Which talent would you most like to have?



What is your most treasured possession?

I'm very unattached to things. Maybe my languages? Although I don't know if one possesses languages. Mostly they possess you.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Perfect happiness probably isn't attainable, but it's nice when things feel in balance.


What is your motto?

Fail again. Fail worse.


How would you like to die?

I'd like to live to witness the heat death of the universe, and then expire along with all existence, though I suppose it might get uncomfortable towards the end.


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

A house cat. Or maybe a dinosaur, just to confuse people. One of those really big ones.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?



What is your current state of mind?