The novelist, editor, teacher, and antique hunter Heidi Julavits has a brilliant sense of wit, humor, storytelling, psychic mediums, and other beautiful things. Among her projects: She is the co-founder and editor of the San Francisco literary magazine The Believer
, the co-editor of the 2014 anthology Women in Clothes
, and the writer of the novel The Vanishers
and last year's extraordinary diary The Folded Clock
, which will be released in paperback
on March 8. Here, she discusses her love of Elizabeth Bishop, detachable hoods, airplane cheese, and other worthy subjects.