Thinking about talking to writers

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 […]

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Brief Update

I talked with Benjamin Johncock about his excellent debut novel, The Last Pilot, for Publishers Weekly. I highly recommend Ben’s book. It’s a great read. Over at Barrelhouse, I took part in a panel piece on the FX comedy Louie. We got really into dissecting the narrative elements of the show, and we all admitted we’d go for […]

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Interviewing Ondjaki

I talked with Angolan author Ondjaki for this month’s issue of Numéro Cinq. You may remember that I reviewed Ondjaki’s novel, Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret, this past summer, and we got to communicating shortly thereafter. We chatted via email for several months to construct the piece, with messages exchanged every week or two. The wonders of technology! Read […]

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Going Long

I’ve always been interested in hearing why short form writers decide to take on a novel. So, over at BuzzFeed Books, I assembled 18 amazing short story writers to talk about their decisions to tackle the long story. I really had fun talking to everyone. Some folks I already knew, and others I’ve admired from afar for quite […]

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