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May 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Ben Greenman

Matthew Simmons

The following is an email conversation I had with Ben Greenman, an editor at The New Yorker and the author of Superbad (McSweeney's) andSuperworse (Soft Skull Press). His new book, A Circle Is

March 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Kevin Sampsell

Savannah Guz

Founder of Future Tense Books, Kevin Sampsell has helped a multitude of writers get their start and has become an influential literary personality in his own right. Hobart caught up with Sampsell

February 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Ray Vukcevich

Matthew Simmons

Sometimes We All Go Kaboom


I used to have these inclinations. I would sit down to write a story, and something would occur to me as right and proper for that story. And I would think

January 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Kevin Brockmeier

Matthew Simmons

What follows is an interview with the author Kevin Brockmeier on the subject of white space. For more information on Kevin Brockmeier, who is, in this reader's opinion, one of the finest young

September 1, 2006 | Interview

Motorman meets the Son of Naked Lunch  An Interview with David Ohle on William Burroughs, Jr.

Savannah Schroll-Guz

David Ohle, author of the epic science fiction dystopia Motorman, will release a posthumous memoir of William S. Burroughs, Jr. through Soft Skull Press in September. Like his original

June 1, 2006 | Interview

An Interview with Eric Spitznagel

Elizabeth Ellen

Eric Spitznagel didn't always write porn. (And doesn't, it should be noted, anymore.) In fact, for most of his adult life (we can't answer for his teen years... God only knows what he was doing

March 1, 2006 | Interview

An Interview with Salvador Plascencia

George Ducker

Salvador Plascencia is the author of The People of Paper, a novel in which the people of El Monte, California, wage a “war against omniscient narration” while the author himself is busy getting

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Garielle's longest, most peculiar, most particularized book. A sure-to-be collector's item. Not be be missed!