Alma Zygier, Melbourne, 20 May 2018

I arrived for my interview with Alma Zygier at Elsternwick’s Cocorico café in a state of disrepair. The ill-fated combination of a triple-shot latte and Red Bull (fuel for my last-ditch attempt to write questions for this profile) had brewed into a churning storm of anxiety in my stomach. Nothing was going right. The venue I had suggested — a bustling café on a Sunday afternoon — turned out to be an…