Interview of Thomas Page Mcbee

Thomas Page Mcbee is a writer, journalist and is the author of two books: Man Alive (City Lights, 2014) and Amateur (Scribner, 2018). In this interview, he discusses growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, queer community in high school, literary community in San Francisco in the early 2000s, and working in journalism through moments of technological change in news media. He describes his writing practice through the years and ongoing reporting on the masculinity crisis.

Date of Interview:

December 1, 2021

Location of Interview:

New York Public Library Schwarzman Building

Place of birth:

North Carolina



Interviewed by

Claire Crews