Adiba Jaigirdar | ‘I do feel very supported by the Irish people’

A tragic storyline in “Orange is the New Black” made Adiba Jaigirdar write her first novel, in a roundabout way.

“A while back there were a couple of weeks where all the queer characters on TV were just dying,” she tells me, over a Zoom chat from her home in Dublin. “On ‘The Hundred’, Lexa died, and on ‘Orange is the New Black’, Poussey died—I remember closing my laptop and thinking: ‘I’m done with these shows!’ I got so depressed knowing that that’s the ending the characters got.”

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