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 […]Read More Thinking about talking to writers
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind. Thankfully, the semester is almost over. I can almost breathe again. Over at Numéro Cinq, I have a brief but lovely interview with the amazing Lydia Davis. And the latest online edition of Rain Taxi contains my take on the short novel Sleeping with Gypsies. Lastly, I hosted a short story […]Read More Recent News: Interviewing Lydia Davis, a book review, and a Skype talk
OK, so I don’t buy into journalistic lists, and this time of year, listicles are relentless. Everyone wants to proclaim the ten best movies, books, restaurants, albums, tv shows, colors, lampshades, zombie-themed children’s games, spoons, oak trees, pine trees, artificial trees, crossword puzzles, wigs, and, well, you get the picture. Yet here I am, writing […]Read More Top 12 Short Story Collections of 2013
A month or so back, I began exchanging emails with Ethan Rutherford, author of the great, great new story collection The Peripatetic Coffin, and elements of our correspondence are now up on Numero Cinq. Ethan’s a fantastic person, and in the interview, we talk books, the sea, nostalgia (Spokey Dokes, Garbage Pail Kids) music (Talking […]Read More My God, what have I done?