Esmé Weijun Wang Explores the Psychotic Self in 'The Collected Schizophrenias'

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Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of "The Collected Schizophrenias." (Photo: Jacquelyn Tierney)

Esmé Weijun Wang describes schizophrenia as "the archetypal disorder of lunacy," terrifying because it unmoors the afflicted from reality as the chaos of psychosis takes over. Wang was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2013, after years of coping with bipolar disorder, depression, and hallucinations. We'll talk to Wang about her experiences with the disorder, which she documents in her book of essays "The Collected Schizophrenias." And we'd like to hear about your own experience: How has schizophrenia touched your life? We welcome your reflections and insights.


Esmé Weijun Wang, author, "The Collected Schizophrenias" and "The Border of Paradise"