I was fortunate to talk about two great novels recently. At Numéro Cinq, I reviewed Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador, and Kenyon Review Online features my piece on Rachel B. Glaser’s art school novel, Paulina & Fran.
Aaron Burch from Hobart was kind enough to publish my tiny story, “Solicitations,” today. This is the first of two pieces that’ll be appearing at Hobart. The other should pop up sometime this fall.
I just returned from the first Barrelhouse/Hobart Writer Camp, and after spending a few days talking with other writers about writing in the Pennsylvania wilderness, I’ve been inspired to revisit all of the author interviews I’ve conducted over the years.
In case any of you want to check these out, too, I’ve made a convenient list below. Just click on the author’s name to find the interview:
Plus there’s this piece, which contains small responses from some of the above, but also Charles Baxter, Vanessa Blakeslee, Jennine Capó Crucet, Julia Elliott, Roxane Gay, Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, Bret Anthony Johnston, Stephen Graham Jones, Maya Lang, Rebecca Makkai, Jess Row, Ted Thompson, Laura van den Berg, and Kevin Wilson.
A few new items have popped up recently.
One is a tiny essay I wrote called “Exoneration,” which appears in the latest issue of 5×5. It’s only one sentence long, but that sentence is far from short.
Also out are a couple of book reviews. At NC, I got to talk about Masande Ntshanga’s amazing novel, The Reactive. And I was so happy to review Abby Frucht and Laurie Alberts’ new, crazy tale, A Well-Made Bed, for The Northwest Review of Books.