Category Archives: Interviews

Interviews with your favorite authors

In Conversation with Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor arrived in superlative form on the lit horizon with the February 2010 release of a story collection, Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever—not all that long after appearing one day in front of Electric Lit’s table at

In Conversation with Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor arrived in superlative form on the lit horizon with the February 2010 release of a story collection, Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever—not all that long after appearing one day in front of Electric Lit’s table at

In Conversation with Ros Barber

Fiction is perhaps the best place for a conspiracy. Where else does a writer have permission to take the most controversial theory, fill in the gaps and spin it into a tale? Such is the case with ‘The Marlowe Papers,’

In Conversation with Ros Barber

Fiction is perhaps the best place for a conspiracy. Where else does a writer have permission to take the most controversial theory, fill in the gaps and spin it into a tale? Such is the case with ‘The Marlowe Papers,’

Author Museum Interviews: William Faulkner's Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi

Thinking of Home: A Conversation with William Griffith of Rowan Oak in Oxford, MS “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home,’ says Darl Bundren in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. ‘Thinking of

Author Museum Interviews: William Faulkner's Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi

Thinking of Home: A Conversation with William Griffith of Rowan Oak in Oxford, MS “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home,’ says Darl Bundren in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. ‘Thinking of

Author Museum Interviews: The Beat Museum in San Francisco

Interview by Tyler Malone

“A lot of the women of course are overlooked. You have ruth weiss—she was just here a few days ago. She was the first person to get up and start reading her poetry to jazz; she did that before Kerouac did it in New York. Diane di Prima. Denise Levertov. Unfortunately, the women didn’t get published like the men did.”

Author Museum Interviews: The Beat Museum in San Francisco

Interview by Tyler Malone

“A lot of the women of course are overlooked. You have ruth weiss—she was just here a few days ago. She was the first person to get up and start reading her poetry to jazz; she did that before Kerouac did it in New York. Diane di Prima. Denise Levertov. Unfortunately, the women didn’t get published like the men did.”

In Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

What’s interesting about magical realism—and I prefer the term “fabulism”—is that I’ve seen a lot of grumpy posts even in the last few years complaining about being people being weird and quirky on purpose. That shows so much ignorance about world literature. For most of the world, fabulism is the mainstream literature. It’s the other stuff, what we call psychological realism, that would seem weird to much of the rest of the world.

Interviewed by David Burr Gerrard

In Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

What’s interesting about magical realism—and I prefer the term “fabulism”—is that I’ve seen a lot of grumpy posts even in the last few years complaining about being people being weird and quirky on purpose. That shows so much ignorance about world literature. For most of the world, fabulism is the mainstream literature. It’s the other stuff, what we call psychological realism, that would seem weird to much of the rest of the world.

Interviewed by David Burr Gerrard

In Conversation with Julia Fierro

I know there are writers who think the discussion of so-called “unlikable” characters, particularly women characters, has been played-out, I think it is terribly relevant. The issue of likability was in my awareness from the very start of Cutting Teeth.

Interviewed by Scott Cheshire

In Conversation with Julia Fierro

I know there are writers who think the discussion of so-called “unlikable” characters, particularly women characters, has been played-out, I think it is terribly relevant. The issue of likability was in my awareness from the very start of Cutting Teeth.

Interviewed by Scott Cheshire

In Conversation with David Burr Gerrard

David Burr Gerrard’s debut novel, Short Century, is the kind of book he hopes you’ll want to throw across the room. These are the books he likes best, really the only kind he likes at all, so it’s only natural that he’d

In Conversation with David Burr Gerrard

David Burr Gerrard’s debut novel, Short Century, is the kind of book he hopes you’ll want to throw across the room. These are the books he likes best, really the only kind he likes at all, so it’s only natural that he’d