Interviews

A Conversation with Richard Burgin

A Conversation with Richard Burgin

Interview by Nathan Leslie Richard Burgin is a giant in the world of literary fiction. The author of three novels and nine short story collections, Burgin is also the publisher and founder of the acclaimed literary magazine Boulevard. In addition, Burgin has produced several interview […]

A Conversation with Tom Bissell

A Conversation with Tom Bissell

Interview by Ron Riekki David Foster Wallace lives on in the heart and mind of Tom Bissell. It makes sense that the Wallace biopic, The End of the Tour, had shooting locations in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, and Muskegon, Michigan. I have always seen Wallace […]

A Conversation with Laura Lee Smith

A Conversation with Laura Lee Smith

Interview by Nathan Leslie Laura Lee Smith has written two novels—Heart of Palm (2013) and The Ice House (Dec. 2017). I discovered her work through her story, “Unsafe at Any Speed,” which appeared in Best American Short Stories 2015. Her work was also included in […]

A Conversation with Stacey Davis, Filmmaker

A Conversation with Stacey Davis, Filmmaker

Interview by Nathan Leslie Stacey Davis is the screenwriter and producer of The Sibling Code, a short film that appeared in 2016.  The film, directed by Roberta Munroe, features Amy Hill, Jonathan Lisecki, and Amy Okuda. Stacey is also an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer […]

A Conversation with Patricia Colleen Murphy

A Conversation with Patricia Colleen Murphy

Interview by Elizabyth A. Hiscox Elizabyth A. Hiscox interviews Patricia Colleen Murphy about her award-winning collection, Hemming Flames. This interview was conducted through email by Elizabyth A. Hiscox, who is the author of Inventory from a One-Hour Room. She served as Poet-in-Residence at Durham University […]

A Conversation with John Dufresne

A Conversation with John Dufresne

Interview by Nathan Leslie John Dufresne is an outstanding writer of novels and short stories who has long resided and taught in South Florida (he teaches at the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami). The author of six novels—among them Louisiana Power & Light; Love Warps […]

A Conversation with Author Lydia Millet

A Conversation with Author Lydia Millet

Interview by Nathan Leslie Pulitzer Prize finalist and Guggenheim fellow Lydia Millet’s third novel, My Happy Life, was winner of the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction. Laura Miller of Salon described Millet’s writing as “…always flawlessly beautiful, reaching for an experience that precedes […]

On Obsession, Happy People, & Arson: A Conversation with Award-Winning Author Brock Clarke

On Obsession, Happy People, & Arson: A Conversation with Award-Winning Author Brock Clarke

Interview by Nathan Leslie Brock Clarke is the author of five books of fiction, most recently the novels Exley (a Kirkus Book of the Year, a finalist for the Maine Book Award, and a longlist finalist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) and An Arsonist’s Guide to […]

On Feral Pigs, PTSD, and the Love of Goats: A Conversation with YA Author Steve Watkins

On Feral Pigs, PTSD, and the Love of Goats: A Conversation with YA Author Steve Watkins

Interview by Nathan Leslie Steve Watkins is the author of Juvie, a young adult novel about juvenile incarceration published in 2013 by Candlewick Press, and the author of Great Falls, a post-Iraq War novel just released in May 2016, also from Candlewick. The first two […]

War, Memory, and Quantum Mechanics: An Interview with Curtis Smith

War, Memory, and Quantum Mechanics: An Interview with Curtis Smith

Interview by Jen Grow Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five by Curtis Smith, is part of Ig Publishing’s Bookmarked series, which asks authors to respond in various ways to books that inspired them as writers. In Smith’s capable hands, the project transcends literary criticism to become a free-form […]