By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer, behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.
This week, I spoke to writer Kyle Chayka, the author of the newly released The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism. Kyle's a really great writer whose work has appeared in a number of places I love, and the book is superb.
You can check out an excerpt over on LitHub, and Kyle can be found on Twitter. The book is available wherever books are sold, be it your local independent book store or Amazon.
This interview has been condensed and edited.
Walt Hickey: The book is The Longing for Less. It's about minimalism. What drew you to this topic?
Kyle Chayka: It started in 2016 when I just noticed that a ton of different things were being called minimalist. Like you could call a bar "minimalist," you could call a hotel "minimalist," you could call like your outfit "minimalis…