Brad Windhauser thinks Philadelphia is a great place to be a writer. “There’s a certain energy to Philly that I love,” says the English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies faculty member. He’s set both his novels here. The most recent, The Intersection (2016), tackles gentrification and racial issues in the city’s Graduate Hospital neighborhood. Windhauser says the story had to happen here, and we agree. We touched base with him to talk about his writing, the city and his classes.