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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 of... 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 certainly... 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 REIFICATION... more

An Interview with Kevin Sampsell photo
February 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Kevin Sampsell

Matthew Simmons

I was thinking about your book and its readers, and I thought about how there are three audiences. One is very... more

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

An Interview with Laird Hunt (Part 1)

Jim Ruland

A Conversation with Laird Hunt

A criminal operative helps a woman fill her shelves with mundane objects. A... more

An Interview with Katie Bowler and Matthew Specktor photo
December 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Katie Bowler and Matthew Specktor

Anna Clark

(Editor's note: this month, I asked a former Warren Wilson classmate of mine, Anna Clark, to –... more

An Interview with Victor LaValle photo
November 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Victor LaValle

Amy Minton

AMY: Hello, Victor. Thank you for agreeing to talk with me again. As with our last interview, I'd like to start... more

An Interview with Patrick deWitt photo
October 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Patrick deWitt

Matthew Simmons

The drinking life has been rendered in print on so many occasions, it seems unlikely that anyone could find... more

An Interview with Molly Gaudry photo
October 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Molly Gaudry

Amy Minton

Molly Gaudry yanked me back from a depressing precipice. For the past three weeks I've been immersed in the world of... more

An Interview with Kyle Beachy photo
September 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Kyle Beachy

Jensen Whelan

Kyle Beachy's debut novel The Slide is the kind of first novel that makes you happy for the presence of books in the... more

An Interview with J. Robert Lennon photo
September 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with J. Robert Lennon

Andrew Ervin

I first read J. Robert Lennon in a short-lived lit mag out of Philly called Night Rally. I picked up a copy of the... more

An Interview with Larry Fondation photo
July 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Larry Fondation

Brian Allen Carr

Larry Fondation is the author of four books, all of which display his mastery at quilting micro and short fictions... more

An Interview with Jedediah Berry photo
June 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Jedediah Berry

Jensen Whelan

Jedediah Berry's first novel The Manual of Detection came out in February from the Penguin Press to uniformly... more

An Interview with Norman Lock photo
May 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Norman Lock

Blake Butler

NOTES ON GRIM TALES

 

I see the dates on the work go from 1996-2004. Were these written one by one and... more

An Interview with Joe Meno photo
May 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Joe Meno

Douglas Light

Joe Meno is the author of six books, most recently the story collection Demons in the Spring and The Boy Detective Fails.... more

Interview with Erin McGraw photo
March 1, 2009 | Interview

Interview with Erin McGraw

Bryan Furuness

Erin McGraw teaches writing at Ohio State, where she works with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins. She's the author... more

Interview with Paul Maliszewski photo
February 1, 2009 | Interview

Interview with Paul Maliszewski

Sean Carman

Paul Maliszewski's Fakers: Hoaxers, Con Artists, Counterfeiters and Other Great Pretenders, was published in January... more

An Interview with Hannah Tinti photo
January 1, 2009 | Interview

An Interview with Hannah Tinti

Amy Minton

I first became a fan of Hannah Tinti's writing when I read her story, "Home Sweet Home," (appearing in her... more

An Interview with John Brandon photo
December 1, 2008 | Interview

An Interview with John Brandon

Matt Bell

John Brandon's debut crime noir novel Arkansas is full of men who become bored or dissatisfied with the straight life... more

An Interview with Michael Kimball photo
November 1, 2008 | Interview

An Interview with Michael Kimball

Matthew Simmons

There is much to admire in the life and work of the author Michael Kimball: his sentence craft, his innovation,... more

An Interview with Leni Zumas photo
October 1, 2008 | Interview

An Interview with Leni Zumas

Matthew Simmons

Leni Zumas' wonderful book Farewell Navigator is full of the kinds of stories I love and the kind of writing I envy.... more

An Interview with Cathy Day photo
August 1, 2008 | Interview

An Interview with Cathy Day

Bryan Furuness

Cathy Day grew up in Peru, Indiana, where the Great Porter Circus lodged from 1884 to 1939. Her first book, The Circus... more

An Interview with Yannick Murphy photo
July 1, 2008 | Interview

An Interview with Yannick Murphy

Angela Jane Fountas

I discovered Yannick Murphy through her Bookworm interview and bought a copy of Here They Come (McSweeney's Books,... more

An Interview with Steve Gillis photo
June 1, 2008 | Interview

An Interview with Steve Gillis

Anna Clark

Temporary People is subtitled "A Fable." What does that mean to you? And how do you think the fable adapts to... more

Recent Books

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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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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.