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January 1, 2019 | Interview

An Interview With Eva Hagberg Fisher

Haley Sherif

Eva Hagberg Fisher's forthcoming book (out next week) How To Be Loved figuratively fell in my lap. I was at coffee with a friend, saying I needed a new book to read, but I needed that book to be about recovery because I just needed to be heard and understood, and lo and behold, my inbox pinged.

November 30, 2018 | Interview

An Interview With Leah Dieterich

Rebecca van Laer

Leah Dieterich:’s Vanishing Twins A Marriage came onto my radar when I saw it described as a Barthes-like book of fragments about an open marriage. As I read it, I discovered that it’s a book about

October 5, 2018 | Interview

An Interview With Darrin Doyle

Mallory Brand

I don’t feel like I’m very good at writing a serious story with super realistic violence and human emotion. I feel like it has to be filtered through some kind of absurd or weird lens. 

September 19, 2018 | Interview

A Conversation w/ Shy Watson and Bud Smith 

Two writers in conversation.

July 11, 2018 | Interview

TONIGHT I’M CHELSEA HODSON: a (follow-up) interview with Chelsea Hodson

Elizabeth Ellen

"I’m always looking for ways to pay more attention. I thought maybe I could be a better writer if I knew what private investigators knew, if I could see a clue for what it was. I’m still learning."  

June 21, 2018 | Interview

Vedran Husic Interview

Michael Deagler

Every writer knows the rule of ‘write what you know,’ but the interesting thing is that you don’t really know what you know until you write it.

June 15, 2018 | Interview

The Man Who Rescued a Book From the Rain: A Conversation

Emma Smith-Stevens

I based the Australian on a man I met in a coffee shop when I was 19. We went back to his place and did coke together, and he told me all about himself...

May 28, 2018 | Interview

Ben Loory Interview

Bud Smith

It's work that I want to do, and then sometimes it's just fun, and then sometimes it's a pain in the ass.

May 19, 2018 | Interview

Tunneling Out: An Interview with Tao Lin

Elle Nash

I think the dominator model will always exist in each person, just like each person has partnership qualities. After learning more about history, it does seem to me now that humans are in a process, however inconsistent and drawn-out, of recovering from extreme sexism—which reached absurd levels when people started promoting Yahweh ~3500 years ago, culminating maybe with Christianity around the first century—over millennia.

March 21, 2018 | Interview

John McNally Interview

Bryan Furuness

If I could purchase a lifetime subscription to a living author’s work, I’d subscribe to John McNally. His fiction is engaging and funny, his books on craft are illuminating, and his recent memoir—The

March 13, 2018 | Interview

on obsession, cigarettes, Chanel bar soap, C. E. Morgan and winter precipitation: an interview with Leesa Cross-Smith

Elizabeth Ellen

Kentucky is chill and for the most part, doesn't try to be something it's not. I feel that way abt myself tbh.

March 8, 2018 | Interview

The Places That Hurt: An Interview with Elle Nash

Lauren Grabowski

When I was twelve or thirteen my grandmother gave me a book by art historian and occultist Fred Gettings about the tarot. My grandmother really helped foster my imagination about magic.

March 7, 2018 | Interview

Chen Chen Interview

Daniel Pieczkolon

Most of the time, I am skeptical of the notion that a writer can find his or her voice.  I warn my first-year students against believing the maxim because, to me, it presupposes that every writer

February 14, 2018 | Interview


Michael Deagler

An interview with Anna Noyes

January 31, 2018 | Interview

But I Was Talking About Lightning: An Interview with Chelsey Clammer

Jac Jemc

For instance, I had the line “But I was talking about lightning” in my head for the first line of an essay, but I had no idea what that essay was about. So I started to write about lightning and do some Wikipedia-ing, and eventually the idea of looking at trauma and human relationships through the metaphor of lightning started to emerge. From there, I just followed my brain around as the essay started to form.

January 10, 2018 | Interview

Interview with Jill McDonough

Daniel Pieczkolon

Thank you for calling that curiosity “innocent.”  I like the sense of “innocent" as “guileless,” rather than “not-guilty,” since the poems sketch both our ignorance and our complicity.  I

January 9, 2018 | Interview

Sennah Yee in Conversation with Guillaume Morissette

Guillaume Morissette

Toronto-based writer Sennah Yee’s first collection, How Do I Look?, is quick-witted, lucid, observant and constantly rewarding. Though her book is technically classified as poetry, her pieces feel more like vignettes to me, mini-stories and personal anecdotes that seem to be examining their feelings in real time, tackling in the process a wide range of topics such as mythological figures, the movie MulanThe Sims, sexual awakenings, microaggressions, Grand Theft Auto 5, being Chinese-Canadian and much more.

October 6, 2017 | Interview

Bryan Furuness Interviews Michael Poore

Bryan Furuness

Introductions are stupid. Mostly they get in the way. Probably you have skipped ahead to read the actual interview. That's what I would have done by now. If you're still here, this is what you need

September 22, 2017 | Interview

Hobart Interview! Fangirl Alert! Thank you Roxane! x

Leesa Cross-Smith

Roxane Gay took me out to dinner five years ago. It was Roxane, Ashley C. Ford and me. We were in Indianapolis and it was the first time I'd met either of them. I remember thinking wow this is one

August 30, 2017 | Interview

Interview with Matthew Neill Null 

Michael Deagler

Southerners think that West Virginia is the north, and northerners think West Virginia is the south. 

June 30, 2017 | Interview

An Interview with Brian Booker

Michael Deagler

The term “unreliable narrator” was first coined in 1961 by the critic Wayne C. Booth, and since then it has become one of fiction’s most recognizable elements. While initially viewed as something

June 16, 2017 | Interview

Dreamworlds: An Excerpt of Bruja and Interview with Wendy C. Ortiz

Elle Nash

The book reveals as much about the reader’s psyche, about the self and the readers’ reaction to reading it, as it does about the author— this deeply personal thing, a dream, so full of symbols we imbue with our own shared and cultural meanings.

June 9, 2017 | Interview

Interview with Dan Chaon 

Bryan Furuness

As far as structure goes, I’ve always been interested in the way fragments of narrative can play off one another. All of my novels have been puzzles—games—that I’ve created for myself. 

May 23, 2017 | Interview

An Interview With Christine Sneed

Michael Deagler

I think everyone has heard this a lot but it’s still true — read with curiosity and hunger — reading is as important as writing, more important, probably, when you’re first starting to write.

May 16, 2017 | Interview

An Interview with Rebecca Schiff 

Michael Deagler

I don’t have any goals except to make the reader think and feel. What they think and feel is up to them. 

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Danielle Chelosky

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