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Lori Jakiela Interview photo
November 6, 2015 | Interview

Lori Jakiela Interview

Sandra Newman

In her third memoir, Belief is its own kind of truth, Maybe, Lori Jakiela uses a collage-style structure to write about the... more

Questions for Rachel B. Glaser photo
October 23, 2015 | Interview

Questions for Rachel B. Glaser

Sabra Embury

I've respected Rachel B. Glaser's sense of mischief for years. When I heard she'd written a novel, Paulina & Fran... more

Interview with Lincoln Michel photo
October 13, 2015 | Interview

Interview with Lincoln Michel

Jessica Thompson

I just finished reading Upright Beasts. I adored it. Thank you for writing the stories and putting them together in a... more

Alfred Wichly interviews Sucker June author Sean Kilpatrick photo
September 1, 2015 | Interview

Alfred Wichly interviews Sucker June author Sean Kilpatrick

Alfred Wichly

Kilpatrick on the artist’s political responsibilities (these are apparently multiple): Hate has more borders than I can muster into the capability of a vision. That’s why I scream in short bursts. 

The Nicest Guy in the World: An Interview with Arthur Bradford photo
August 31, 2015 | Interview

The Nicest Guy in the World: An Interview with Arthur Bradford

Kevin Maloney

 

“Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make... more

Blackout: an Interview with Sarah Hepola photo
August 11, 2015 | Interview

Blackout: an Interview with Sarah Hepola

Chloe Caldwell

the defining experience of Western women today is internal conflict

Anger Is Never Just Anger: an Interview with Sarah Gerard photo
August 5, 2015 | Interview

Anger Is Never Just Anger: an Interview with Sarah Gerard

Elle Nash

There were tears. When I’m writing about the past, I’m aiming to come to a place where I can feel or understand something that I’ve previously never been able to resolve. Or feel something other than anger, because anger is never just anger.

My God This Piece of Shit World Sure is Pretty Sometimes: An Interview with Kevin Maloney photo
July 10, 2015 | Interview

My God This Piece of Shit World Sure is Pretty Sometimes: An Interview with Kevin Maloney

Pat Siebel

I began reading a PDF of Cult of Loretta, but stopped a few... more

Non-Reader Spotlight: Rebecca Klaes, Part 2 photo
July 6, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Rebecca Klaes, Part 2

Rebecca and I read Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and talked about it.

Non-Reader Spotlight: Rebecca Klaes, Part 1 photo
June 17, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Rebecca Klaes, Part 1

Going to school full-time and raising two kids definitely involves a lot of reading, but does it make you a reader?

What a Weird Game of Dominoes: A Conversation with Alex Jiang  photo
June 12, 2015 | Lazy Wolf, Interview

What a Weird Game of Dominoes: A Conversation with Alex Jiang 

Pat Siebel

Last fall, Aaron tweeted something about accepting a few comics from a nine... more

Non-Reader Spotlight: Elizabeth Olson, Part 1 photo
June 4, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Elizabeth Olson, Part 1

With all of these other endeavors, Elizabeth's reading life has changed markedly, and she was kind enough to talk to me about it.

Non-Reader Spotlight: Seth Fein and Justine Bursoni, Part 1 photo
May 22, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Seth Fein and Justine Bursoni, Part 1

How do two cultural dynamos get away with never reading?

Non-Reader Spotlight: Bot or Not? photo
May 2, 2015 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Bot or Not?

Jac Jemc

“Surely there are lonely people out there who would like to talk to me about the books they ignore.”

Bipolar Cowboys: Noah Cicero in conversation with Juliet Escoria photo
February 16, 2015 | Interview

Bipolar Cowboys: Noah Cicero in conversation with Juliet Escoria

Juliet Escoria

The Noah Cicero who answered Juliet Escoria’s questions, he is already gone and to take it farther he wasn’t even there before he answered the questions. The Noah Cicero that answered the questions was only that Noah Cicero.

She Scares Me a Little: An Interview with Laird Hunt photo
January 20, 2015 | Interview

She Scares Me a Little: An Interview with Laird Hunt

Joseph Riippi

There was something so sublimely satisfying about reading Laird Hunt’s Neverhome this year that... more

I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews director Horam Kim photo
January 9, 2015 | Interview

I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews director Horam Kim

When I think of mumblecore, I think of Dick Tracy and pornography, low budget films, naturalistic performances, Andrew Bujalski, and pimples. We never set out to make any particular type or genre of film. We just wanted to make our film.

More Extreme: Talking with Lance Olsen on FC2's 40th Birthday photo
November 17, 2014 | Interview

More Extreme: Talking with Lance Olsen on FC2's 40th Birthday

Rachel Levy

Founded in 1974, FC2 is one of America’s best-known ongoing literary experiments and... more

The Challenge: An Interview with Litsa Dremousis on Writing about Death, Grief, and Getting Better photo
October 27, 2014 | Interview

The Challenge: An Interview with Litsa Dremousis on Writing about Death, Grief, and Getting Better

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

Here's the full disclosure: A few months ago, Kevin... more

The Art of Music Fiction photo
September 26, 2014 | The Art of...

The Art of Music Fiction

Aaron Burch

Earlier this year, Tobias Carroll interviewed me and asked, “Your previous book, How to Predict the Weather, had a blurb... more

Realism Seems So Much Harder: A Conversation with James Sutter photo
September 23, 2014 | Interview

Realism Seems So Much Harder: A Conversation with James Sutter

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

A few months back, I got the opportunity to (once again) indulge the teenage... more

elizabeth ellen calls aaron burch on all his shit photo
September 5, 2014 | Interview

elizabeth ellen calls aaron burch on all his shit

Elizabeth Ellen

let’s start with my most pressing question, one you haven’t answered IRL: WHY DID YOU TURN DOWN BRAD LISTI?

A Bum is the Main Human Vocation: Joe Sacksteder Interviews Sean Kilpatrick photo
July 1, 2014 | Interview

A Bum is the Main Human Vocation: Joe Sacksteder Interviews Sean Kilpatrick

Joe Sacksteder

And here comes this very small girl – this fairly attractive small girl – getting real thug with me suddenly. Suddenly thug. This petite white girl getting suddenly thug. And she physically pushed me saying “Wrong fucking pile!” She was angry about this pile. 

Time and Resonance: An Interview with Shane Jones photo
June 25, 2014 | Interview

Time and Resonance: An Interview with Shane Jones

J.A. Tyler

Shane Jones’s Crystal Eaters begins as a countdown. The chapter numbers start at 40 and irregularly... more

Brian Allen Carr Interview photo
June 13, 2014 | Interview

Brian Allen Carr Interview

Sean Kilpatrick

Sean Kilpatrick: If you and I could be said to exist outside ye old literary camps, and I think our flags remain hygienic... more

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.