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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 of The Good Life, Lies of the Saint, and The Baby Tree. In her latest

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 by The New Press. The book is a collection of essays, interviews, and reports

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 collection Animal Crackers). The story begins: "Pat and Clyde were murdered on pot roast

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 and who, in the process of trying to find something else, end up working as

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, his generosity and enthusiasm. He's also a quite a thoughtful interview

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. Every word is chosen carefully. Every sentence fits with the previous and the

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 in Winter, illuminates the rise of the circus, its collapse, and the legends

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, 2006) soon after. I've read it twice already and know that this is a book I'll

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 long-form fiction? And one that's acutely aware of world history and politics at

An Interview with Donald Ray Pollock photo
May 1, 2008 | Interview

An Interview with Donald Ray Pollock

Elizabeth Ellen

It takes a lot to get me to read an entire book. I buy, borrow and steal books by the hundreds, but the actual number I read from beginning to end are very few. In the last seven years, I've

An Interview with C.J. Hribal photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Interview

An Interview with C.J. Hribal

Nick Fox

C.J. Hribal (a.k.a. – Juice Hardball) is a stone cold baseball freak. The kind of guy who can tell you who played third base for Cincinnati in 1990*, or who was commissioner when the designated

An Interview with Jesse Ball photo
December 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Jesse Ball

Shane Jones

Samedi The Deafness, the debut novel from Jesse Ball released this September is baffling readers and reviewers. The novel itself is being described as a "mnemonist trapped in a sanatorium for

An Interview with Ryan Boudinot photo
November 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Ryan Boudinot

Matthew Simmons

Ryan Boudinot is a Hobart favorite -- heck, he edited our fourth issue. There are few contemporary writers we'd rather read. His work is funny, dark, and flat-out brilliant.

When I first read

An Interview with Victor LaValle photo
October 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Victor LaValle

Amy Minton

NOTE TO READERS: this interview with Victor LaValle went much longer than expected, and we couldn't bear to part with any of it. So, consider this a teaser for the full interview, which you can

An Interview with Rick Moody photo
September 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Rick Moody

Andrew Ervin

Rick Moody's not the kind of writer who needs one of these introductory paragraphs. Author of some of our most indelible recent literature, winner of big prize after big prize, National Book Award

An Interview with Roy Kesey photo
August 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Roy Kesey

Sean Carman

Roy Kesey's best stories manage to be hilarious and poignant, absurd and intelligent, amusing but still close to the heart. And like all great writers, Roy somehow makes this balancing act look

An Interview with Jeffrey Brown photo
July 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Jeffrey Brown

Tom McHenry

Jeffrey Brown entered the comics world with three intimate autobiographical graphic novels about failed relationships. Then a comic about a superhero with a giant head. Then one about cats. And

An Interview with Pia Ehrhardt photo
June 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Pia Ehrhardt

Matthew Simmons

Very soon, a book named Famous Fathers will appear on bookshelves. It's by the astonishing Pia Ehrhardt.

This is very exciting.

I have been a fan of Ehrhardt's subdued, gorgeous fiction for

An Interview with Ben Greenman photo
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

An Interview with Kevin Sampsell photo
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

An Interview with Ray Vukcevich photo
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

An Interview with Kevin Brockmeier photo
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

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

An Interview with Eric Spitznagel photo
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

An Interview with Salvador Plascencia photo
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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