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Jason Ockert Interview photo
June 6, 2014 | Interview

Jason Ockert Interview

Patrick Siebel

Following his debut collection, Rabbit Punches (Low Fidelity Press, 2006), Neighbors of Nothing (Dzanc, 2013) marks Jason... more

An Interview with Jenny Offill photo
May 29, 2014 | Interview

An Interview with Jenny Offill

Mesha Maren

Jenny Offill is the author of Last Things, and most recently, Dept. of Speculation.  In the words of Michael... more

The Art of Fiction the Excuse photo
May 23, 2014 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction the Excuse

Megan Stielstra

Once I was cool, things would be easy. I’d know how to put on eyeliner correctly. I’d know what music to like. I‘d... more

Young Gods: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Katherine Faw Morris photo
May 14, 2014 | Interview

Young Gods: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Katherine Faw Morris

But almost everyone is better to party with than writers. Like cops. Cops have way better stories than writers do.

SKY RAT Q&A photo
May 8, 2014 | Interview

SKY RAT Q&A

Gary J Shipley

Rauan has died before now. This revelation was not something divulged one evening when the blood had cooled and certain admissions... more

the gospel of tender rage: Elizabeth Ellen interviews Juliet Escoria photo
April 23, 2014 | Interview

the gospel of tender rage: Elizabeth Ellen interviews Juliet Escoria

We need to leave room for bad days. But we also need to be brave enough to call people out. More understanding. Less fear. If I had a gospel, this is what I would preach—the gospel of tender rage. It’s not the same as punk rock, but it’s close.

Jim Ruland: The Hobart Interview photo
April 2, 2014 | Interview

Jim Ruland: The Hobart Interview

J. Ryan Stradal

Jim Ruland talks with J. Ryan Stradal about his new collaborative book Giving The Finger, the memoirs of Bering Sea... more

An Interview with Mary Miller photo
February 4, 2014 | Interview

An Interview with Mary Miller

Amber Sparks

Mary Miller gets inside heads. I mean this in a non-creepy, invasive way, of course. It's a gift—some writers do... more

An Interview with Kyle Minor photo
January 29, 2014 | Interview

An Interview with Kyle Minor

Douglas Watson

This one's massive. We're just going to get right into it.

Kyle, our friend, is the author of the new collection,... more

Benjamin Percy Interview for Red Moon photo
January 14, 2014 | Interview

Benjamin Percy Interview for Red Moon

Matt Bell

Benjamin Percy is the author most recently of the novel Red Moon (out this month in paperback), as well as... more

Advice for Writers photo
December 31, 2013 | Interview

Advice for Writers

Here we collect a bunch of answers from the interviews we ran in 2013 that we think might serve you as inspiration and writerly... more

You Step Outside The Loud, Bright Party: An Interview with Delaney Nolan photo
December 9, 2013 | Interview

You Step Outside The Loud, Bright Party: An Interview with Delaney Nolan

Gene Kwak

Delaney Nolan is the newest kid on the block. The one everyone whispers... more

`You Know Gumby? The Little Guy with the Horse?` `Yes, I Know Who He Is.`: An Interview with Gabriel Blackwell photo
October 28, 2013 | Interview

`You Know Gumby? The Little Guy with the Horse?` `Yes, I Know Who He Is.`: An Interview with Gabriel Blackwell

Tom DeBeauchamp

Gabriel Blackwell’s been busy. In the past two... more

The Art of Fiction Prayer photo
October 25, 2013 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Prayer

Bryan Furuness

1. Prayer, according to the Encyclopedia of Occult and Parapsychology, is a “means for humans to make contact... more

Reading Is My Prayer: An Interview with Robert Boswell photo
September 24, 2013 | Interview

Reading Is My Prayer: An Interview with Robert Boswell

Andrew Scott

Writers in M.F.A. programs assume, and are often told, that teaching means time away from... more

The Art of Fiction Surfing photo
September 19, 2013 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Surfing

Don Waters

Hobart: We’ve seen each other at the last couple Mission Creek festivals in Iowa City, and it was there that we got to... more

Heroic Obsolescence: An Interview with Neil Connelly photo
August 30, 2013 | Interview

Heroic Obsolescence: An Interview with Neil Connelly

Zach Savich

As a writer, what draws me to wrestlers, superheroes, etc is probably what you pointed out, that when we first encounter them, they are overtly flat characters, cardboard. So I have a chance, even an obligation, to dig in and root around and find the human, expose him or her. Once we see someone else not as a caricature but a person, we can reflect off them, compare ourselves to them, feel empathy or disdain or any of the myriad of human reactions that matter. But we can’t just shrug and go, “Ah, janitor.”

FUN CAMP: An Interview with Gabe Durham photo
August 16, 2013 | Interview

FUN CAMP: An Interview with Gabe Durham

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)


You know him. You love him. He's Gabe Durham. His new book is FUN CAMP and it's a ball.

It's a... more

Hiding in the Bomb Shelter with a Baby Monitor: An Interview with B.J. Hollars photo
June 26, 2013 | Interview

Hiding in the Bomb Shelter with a Baby Monitor: An Interview with B.J. Hollars

Bryan Furuness & Zach Roth

B.J. Hollars has no problem crossing literary boundaries. In his short... more

An Interview with Bryan Furuness photo
June 14, 2013 | Interview

An Interview with Bryan Furuness

Jensen Beach


Bryan Furuness is a writer whose presence has long loomed large here at Hobart. He’s published work in the... more

You Want to Be with People and You Want to Be Alone: Matthew Savoca interviewed by Sam Moss photo
May 23, 2013 | Interview

You Want to Be with People and You Want to Be Alone: Matthew Savoca interviewed by Sam Moss

Sam Moss

 

Matthew Savoca has placed himself as a poignant... more

Non-Reader Spotlight: Kathryn Wakeman photo
May 20, 2013 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Kathryn Wakeman

Jac Jemc

For this Non-Reader spotlight, we talk to Kathryn Wakeman about not reading, tv, East of Eden, Eat Pray Love, reading the internet, deadlines, feminism, unlikeable female characters, uncontrollable agreeability. 

The Art of Fiction Cycling photo
May 10, 2013 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Cycling

Matthew Vollmer

HOBART: Maybe I'm seeing a connection where there isn't one and this doesn't apply more to writers than anyone else, but... more

Never Making Any Headway: A Conversation about novel writing between Samuel Sattin and Joshua Mohr photo
May 9, 2013 | Interview

Never Making Any Headway: A Conversation about novel writing between Samuel Sattin and Joshua Mohr

Samuel Sattin

 

On April 9, my debut novel League of... more

An Interview with Barb Johnson photo
March 27, 2013 | Interview

An Interview with Barb Johnson

Andrew Scott

Barb Johnson worked as a carpenter in New Orleans for more than 20 years before entering the MFA program at the... 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.