Category: Interviews (all)

“Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures”: An Interview with Michael Farris Smith
Michael Farris Smith’s new novel, Desperation Road (Lee Boudreaux Books) comes on the heels of his highly-successful second offering,...
“Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures”: An Interview with Michael Farris Smith
Interview with Debra Dean
In spring 2012, I flew to Miami to interview for a position on the creative writing faculty at Florida International University. Debra...
Interview with Debra Dean
Interview with John Dufresne
It’s easy to see, in retrospect, that John Dufresne and I were destined to be friends. We teach together in the genial, seven-member...
Interview with John Dufresne
Interview with Daisy Hernandez
It turns out I have been waiting for A Cup of Water Under My Bed, the September 2014 debut memoir by Daisy Hernández, since I first...
Interview with Daisy Hernandez
Interview with Susanne Paola Antonetta
It’s embarrassing to admit that when I arrived at Western Washington University’s Master of Arts in English program in the fall of...
Interview with Susanne Paola Antonetta
Interview with Paul Griner
Once upon a time, I took a creative writing class with Paul Griner. It was 2008, and I was a new PhD student in the Humanities program at...
Interview with Paul Griner
Author Interview Series: John Dufresne
Tell us about I Don’t Like Where This is Going. When Wylie “Coyote” Melville, therapist and forensic consultant, and his friend...
Author Interview Series: John Dufresne
Interview with Steph Post by Daren Dean
(Daren Dean): WHAT INSPIRES AND INFLUENCES YOUR WRITING THE MOST? (Steph Post): You know the old saying, “write what you know?” Well,...
Interview with Steph Post by Daren Dean
Ask an Agent Series: Tracey Adams
Tracey Adams is the Co-Founder of Adams Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...
Ask an Agent Series: Tracey Adams
Ask an Agent Series: Caryn Wiseman
Caryn Wiseman is a senior agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Caryn what she...
Ask an Agent Series: Caryn Wiseman
An Interview with Katie Cortese
Recently, I talked with Katie Cortese about her new book Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories.   Your new collection focuses on...
An Interview with Katie Cortese
Author Interview Series: Kent Wascom
A native of the Gulf south, Kent Wascom attended Louisiana State University and received an MFA from Florida State University. He was...
Author Interview Series: Kent Wascom
Author Interview Series: Jess Walter
A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Jess Walter is the author of six novels, one book of short...
Author Interview Series: Jess Walter
Ask an Editor Series: Hypertrophic Press
Lynsey Morandin is the Editor of Hypertrophic Press. Originally from Canada, Lynsey holds a degree and post-graduate certificate in book...
Ask an Editor Series: Hypertrophic Press
Author Interview Series: Christopher DiCicco
Tell us about So My Mother, She Lives in the Clouds. The stories are told from the perspective of narrators learning to cope with absurd...
Author Interview Series: Christopher DiCicco
Author Inteview Series: Julie Marie Wade
Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade completed a Master of Arts in English at Western Washington University in 2003, a Master of Fine...
Author Inteview Series: Julie Marie Wade
Author Interview Series: John Brandon
For this segment of our Author Interview Series, we asked John what inspired his writing, how he found an agent, as...
Author Interview Series: John Brandon
Ask an Editor Series: Tara Masih
For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Tara about The Best Small Fictions 2015, her advice for aspiring editors, as well as...
Ask an Editor Series: Tara Masih
Ask an Agent Series: Felicia Eth
Felicia Eth is a literary agent at Felicia Eth Literary Representation. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Felicia...
Ask an Agent Series: Felicia Eth
Author Interview Series: Kevin P. Keating
After working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Ohio, KEVIN P. KEATING became a professor of English and began teaching at Baldwin...
Author Interview Series: Kevin P. Keating
An Interview with Alan Rinzler
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Alan Rinzler, who has had a long and successful career as an acquisitions editor and executive...
An Interview with Alan Rinzler
Author Interview Series: with David Corbett
David Corbett’s first novel, The Devil’s Redhead was widely praised and was nominated for both the Anthony and Barry Awards for...
Author Interview Series: with David Corbett
Author Interview Series: Jon Clinch
Jon Clinch’s first novel, Finn—the secret history of Huckleberry Finn’s father—was named an American Library Association...
Author Interview Series: Jon Clinch
Ask an Agent Series: Deborah Schneider
Deborah Schneider is a partner at Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...
Ask an Agent Series: Deborah Schneider
Ask an Agent Series: Claire Anderson-Wheeler
Claire Anderson-Wheeler is a literary agent at Regal Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Claire what she...
Ask an Agent Series: Claire Anderson-Wheeler
Ask an Editor Series: Michael Griffith
Michael Griffith is the Fiction Editor at Cincinnati Review. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Michael what he...
Ask an Editor Series: Michael Griffith
An Interview with Jen Knox, author of After the Gazebo
Jen Knox’s ‘s new collection of stories, After the Gazebo, was recently published by Rain Mountain Press. We asked her about...
An Interview with Jen Knox, author of After the Gazebo
Ask an Agent Series: Jill Kramer
Jill Kramer is a literary agent at Waterside Productions, Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jill what she...
Ask an Agent Series: Jill Kramer
An Interview with Grant Faulkner, author of Fissures
Grant Faulkner’s new collection of flash fiction, Fissures, was recently published by Press 53. We asked him about the new book  as...
An Interview with Grant Faulkner, author of Fissures
Author Interview Series: Chantel Acevedo
Chantel Acevedo’s novels include Love and Ghost Letters (St. Martin’s Press), which won the Latino International Book Award and was...
Author Interview Series: Chantel Acevedo
Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Flannery
Jennifer Flannery is the founder of Flannery Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jennifer what...
Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Flannery
Author Interview Series: Diana Abu-Jaber
Diana Abu-Jaber is most recently the author of Birds of Paradise, an Indie Books Pick, as well as of the award winning memoir, The...
Author Interview Series: Diana Abu-Jaber
Nothing Stands Still: A Conversation with Novelist Eleanor Morse
Eleanor Morse is the author of White Dog Fell from the Sky, a novel set in southern Africa in the 1970s. Other novels include Chopin's...
Nothing Stands Still: A Conversation with Novelist Eleanor Morse
Author Interview Series: Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson is the author of the collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), which received an Alex...
Author Interview Series: Kevin Wilson
Ask an Editor Series: Jason Jordan
Jason Jordan is the Editor-in-Chief of decomP magazine. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically...
Ask an Editor Series: Jason Jordan
Ask an Agent Series: Kimberley Cameron
Kimberley Cameron is the President at Kimberley Cameron & Associates, For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we...
Ask an Agent Series: Kimberley Cameron
Ask an Editor Series: Jim Hicks & Emily Wojcik
Jim Hicks is the Executive Editor of the Massachusetts Review, and director of the Graduate Program  in Comparative Literature at the...
Ask an Editor Series: Jim Hicks & Emily Wojcik
Ask an Agent Series: Laura Biagi
Laura Biagi joined the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Inc. (JVNLA) in 2009. She is actively building her own client list, seeking adult...
Ask an Agent Series: Laura Biagi
Author Interview Series: Brad Watson
Brad Watson is the author of three books of fiction, all published by W.W. Norton and Co. Last Days of the Dog-Men (1996) won the Sue...
Author Interview Series: Brad Watson
A Conversation With Fernando Sorrentino
Pamelyn Casto, Interviewer; Celia Cordon-Tovar, Primary translator; Kent H. Dixon, Secondary translator. Q: I’m excited to hear...
A Conversation With Fernando Sorrentino
Author Interview Series: Kirby Gann
Kirby Gann is the author of the novels Ghosting (2012), The Barbarian Parade (2004), and Our Napoleon in Rags (2005). He is also co-editor...
Author Interview Series: Kirby Gann
Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Unter
Jennifer Unter founded The Unter Agency, LLC in 2008.For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jennifer what she...
Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Unter
Ask an Agent Series: Joelle Delbourgo
Joelle Delbourgo is the President at Joelle Delbourgo Associates. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...
Ask an Agent Series: Joelle Delbourgo
Author Interview Series: Chris Offutt
Chris Offutt is the author of two collections of stories–Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods, two memoirs–The Same...
Author Interview Series: Chris Offutt
Interview with Stella Connell, Book Publicist
Stella Connell is a book publicist and the founder of The Connell Agency. We asked her about her experiences in the industry as well as the...
Interview with Stella Connell, Book Publicist
Ask an Agent Series: Madeleine Clark
Madeleine Clark is an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Madeleine...
Ask an Agent Series: Madeleine Clark
Ask an Editor Series: Jason Cook
Jason Cook is the Founding Editor of Fiddleblack. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically looks...
Ask an Editor Series: Jason Cook
Author Interview Series: Tawni O’Dell
Tawni O’Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels including Back Roads, which was an Oprah’s Book Club pick...
Author Interview Series: Tawni O’Dell
Ask an Agent Series: Elizabeth Kaplan
Elizabeth Kaplan owns and runs The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency in New York. For the first installment of our Ask an Agent Series,...
Ask an Agent Series: Elizabeth Kaplan
Author Interview Series: Therese Walsh
Therese Walsh’s debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, was published by Shaye Areheart Books (Random House). It was named one of...
Author Interview Series: Therese Walsh
Ask an Editor Series: Grant Faulkner/Lynn Mundell
Grant Faulkner & Lynn Mundell are co-editors @ 100 Word Story. For the first installment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Lynn...
Ask an Editor Series: Grant Faulkner/Lynn Mundell