Sixty Seconds with Jelly Schapiro

Sixty Seconds with Jelly Schapiro

What means home to you?

I’m with Yi F Tuan: “Place is security, space is freedom, we all crave them both.”
(Or put another way: Home’s where my hat is)

Is there anywhere else in the world you could see yourself living?

Any number of islands – or in New Orleans

Something you miss when you’re away…

When I’m away from NYC? Bodegas and bagels.

One thing that always puts you in a good mood

A good map, a good nap

Your go-to, to relax

Watching Arsenal win

A recent book you’ve enjoyed, that you’d recommend to others

Not so recent, but: Great Plains by Ian Frazier. As good as it gets when it comes to “place-writing”, and a book I commend to people almost as often as Adrian Nicole Leblanc’s Random Family and Elizabeth Hardwick’s Sleepless Nights —

A fond family story that always gets retold

Your favourite home-cooked meal.

Anything, since I grew up in Vermont, involving maple syrup. Or rice and beans.

And as we’ll be at The Bedford this year…
Your favourite tipple from the bar?

Rum! From the Antilles, of course. With lime.

Jelly will be at No Place Like Home Sunday 11th June at 2pm.