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Twitter People: Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos), The Archivist photo
October 5, 2012 | Interview

Twitter People: Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos), The Archivist

Matthew Simmons (@ matthewjsimmons)

Spend enough time on Twitter and you will eventually discover there is within it an... more

An Interview with NoMeansNo photo
October 1, 2012 | Interview

An Interview with NoMeansNo

Matthew Simmons

A short interview about punk rock and aging with NoMeansNo drummer John Wright & guitarist Tom Holliston

An Interview with Michael Martone photo
September 21, 2012 | Fiction, Interview

An Interview with Michael Martone

Matthew Baker

In 2010, Michael Martone began conducting a series of interviews. Each of these interviews was written under... more

Interview with Richard Chiem, Author of You Private Person photo
September 17, 2012 | Interview

Interview with Richard Chiem, Author of You Private Person

Matthew Simmons

"I think I'm just trying to be a good listener."

The Art of Fiction Skateboarding photo
September 10, 2012 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Skateboarding

Kyle Beachy

"...the activity is difficult and risky and can be the source of great dissonance if it reaches the point of cognition."

Non-Reader Spotlight: James Lai photo
September 7, 2012 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: James Lai

Jac Jemc

First a note about what I’m doing here: talking to people who consider themselves non-readers.

The Spastic Indecision of Squirrels in the Road photo
June 1, 2012 | Interview

The Spastic Indecision of Squirrels in the Road

Andrew Ervin

An interview with Ted Sanders, author of No Animals We Could Name.

Lil Bitch: An Interview With Chelsea Martin photo
May 1, 2012 | Interview

Lil Bitch: An Interview With Chelsea Martin

Elizabeth Ellen

    Chelsea Martin is easily one of the sweetest persons I know, as well... more

A Conversation with John Warner & Tom Williams photo
April 1, 2012 | Interview

A Conversation with John Warner & Tom Williams

  Tom Williams: What do you find funny? John Warner: I find lots of... more

old HOBART archives photo
January 1, 2012 | Interview, Fiction

old HOBART archives

We are working toward converting all of the old into the new. We are not forsaking our past! But... it's going to take time. In the meantime... the ARCHIVES!

The Baggage of Our Nouns and Adjectives   an interview with: Stacey Levine photo
December 1, 2011 | Interview

The Baggage of Our Nouns and Adjectives   an interview with: Stacey Levine

Matthew Simmons

What follows is a conversation with Stacey Levine. I have wanted to... more

(reciting--not dancing) an interview with Doug Nufer photo
December 1, 2011 | Interview

(reciting--not dancing) an interview with Doug Nufer

Tom Beauchamp

Doug Nufer is one of the foremost constraint-based writers in the United States. You could even... more

Hobart Picks the 2011 Season photo
November 1, 2011 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Hobart Picks the 2011 Season

In April, we ran our first ever "Hobart expert picks" for the 2011 baseball season. With the season just now... more

We All Participate In Our Own Self-Manifested Stories:  An Interview with David Meiklejohn, Director of My Heart is an Idiot photo
November 1, 2011 | Interview

We All Participate In Our Own Self-Manifested Stories:  An Interview with David Meiklejohn, Director of My Heart is an Idiot

Matthew Simmons

  Its been... more

A Giant Swarming Storm of Possibility   Interview with Kevin Murphy of Dark Sky Press photo
October 1, 2011 | Interview

A Giant Swarming Storm of Possibility   Interview with Kevin Murphy of Dark Sky Press

M Thompson

Dark Sky is a fine new publisher whose books are strange... more

Cities are Beautiful Creatures   10 Questions for Alex Shakar photo
October 1, 2011 | Interview

Cities are Beautiful Creatures   10 Questions for Alex Shakar

Lindsey Drager

The epigraph to Alex Shakar’s Luminarium could be a request or a... more

I'm an Asshole and My Life is Retarded: an interview with Julia Wertz by Elizabeth Ellen and her daughter, Andie V. photo
June 6, 2011 | Interview

I'm an Asshole and My Life is Retarded: an interview with Julia Wertz by Elizabeth Ellen and her daughter, Andie V.

Elizabeth Ellen and Andie V.

  Julia Wertz's... more

An Interview with Brock Clarke photo
May 1, 2011 | Interview

An Interview with Brock Clarke

Micah Riecker

Exley, Brock Clarke’s third novel, is the story of Miller le Ray, a boy whose father may or may not have left... more

An Interview With Bradford Morrow photo
February 1, 2011 | Interview

An Interview With Bradford Morrow

Andrew Ervin

  Memory is its Medium:  A Conversation with Bradford Morrow Bradford Morrow's latest... more

Interview With: The NewVillager photo
January 1, 2011 | Interview

Interview With: The NewVillager

The Young Ocean

        Editor’s Note: The following interview was sent to Hobart unsolicited... more

An Interview with Shya Scanlon (Part 1) photo
November 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Shya Scanlon (Part 1)

Matthew Simmons

Once upon a time, there was a journal called Monkeybicycle. There is, of course, still a journal... more

An Interview with Grace Krilanovich photo
October 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Grace Krilanovich

Gabriel Blackwell

  One of the things that initially got me excited about The Orange Eats Creeps, before I had any notion... more

An Interview with Justin Taylor photo
August 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Justin Taylor

Matthew Simmons

Is the world ending? Do you know something I don't? I'm not sure what I know that you don't, but... more

Who is to Save Us From Western Civilization?  Andrew Ervin in conversation with Bayo Ojikutu photo
July 1, 2010 | Interview

Who is to Save Us From Western Civilization?  Andrew Ervin in conversation with Bayo Ojikutu

Bayo Ojikutu

We have a protagonist who traipses about Budapest... more

An Interview with Laird Hunt (Part 2) photo
February 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Laird Hunt (Part 2)

Jim Ruland

A Conversation with Laird Hunt (cont'd) (read part one of the interview here)   THE... more

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