Interviews

Adrian Van Young

Adrian Van Young

Adrian Van Young is the author of The Man Who Noticed Everything (Black Lawrence Press), a collection of stories, and Shadows in Summerland, a novel, forthcoming in 2016 from ChiZine Publications. His fiction and non-fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Lumina, Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The New Orleans Review, VICE, Slate, and The Believer, among others. He lives in New Orleans with his wife Darcy and son Sebastian.  

Adrian Van Young

Adrian Van Young

Adrian Van Young is the author of The Man Who Noticed Everything (Black Lawrence Press), a collection of stories, and Shadows in Summerland, a novel, forthcoming in 2016 from ChiZine Publications. His fiction and non-fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Lumina, Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The New Orleans Review, VICE, Slate, and The Believer, among others. He lives in New Orleans with his wife Darcy and son Sebastian.  

Adrian
Van Young

Allison Benis White

Allison Benis White

Allison Benis White is the author of Small Porcelain Head, selected by Claudia Rankine for The Levis Prize in Poetry and named a finalist for the California Book Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award. Her first book, Self-Portrait with Crayon, received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry ReviewThe Iowa ReviewPloughshares, and elsewhere. Her honors include the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, an Emerging Writers Fellowship from The Writer’s Center, and a Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. 

Allison Benis White

Allison Benis White

Allison Benis White is the author of Small Porcelain Head, selected by Claudia Rankine for The Levis Prize in Poetry and named a finalist for the California Book Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award. Her first book, Self-Portrait with Crayon, received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry ReviewThe Iowa ReviewPloughshares, and elsewhere. Her honors include the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, an Emerging Writers Fellowship from The Writer’s Center, and a Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. 

Allison
Benis White

Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, most recently The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. He lives in San Francisco, where he is at work on another novel.

Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, most recently The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells. He lives in San Francisco, where he is at work on another novel.

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Greer

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey is the author of Nobody Is Ever Missing, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), a finalist for the NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award. It was released in the UK, New Zealand and Australia by Granta Books; French, Italian and Spanish translations are forthcoming. Her short fiction and essays have been published widely. She was named a Granta New Voice in 2014 and awarded an Artist's Fellowship from NYFA in 2012. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Columbia Univeristy. Her second novel and first short story collection are forthcoming from FSG

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey is the author of Nobody Is Ever Missing, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), a finalist for the NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award. It was released in the UK, New Zealand and Australia by Granta Books; French, Italian and Spanish translations are forthcoming. Her short fiction and essays have been published widely. She was named a Granta New Voice in 2014 and awarded an Artist's Fellowship from NYFA in 2012. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Columbia Univeristy. Her second novel and first short story collection are forthcoming from FSG

Catherine
Lacey

Katie Farris

Katie Farris

Katie Farris is the author of boysgirls, (Marick Press, 2011), a hybrid form text lauded as “truly innovative,” (Prague Post), and “a little tour de force” (Robert Coover). She has co-translated several books of poetry from French, Chinese, and Russian. Her translations and original work have appeared in anthologies published by Penguin and Greywolf, and literary journals including Virginia Quarterly Review, Western Humanities Review, and Hayden’s Ferry. She received her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University’s MFA program and a faculty member at New England College’s MFA program. 

Katie Farris

Katie Farris

Katie Farris is the author of boysgirls, (Marick Press, 2011), a hybrid form text lauded as “truly innovative,” (Prague Post), and “a little tour de force” (Robert Coover). She has co-translated several books of poetry from French, Chinese, and Russian. Her translations and original work have appeared in anthologies published by Penguin and Greywolf, and literary journals including Virginia Quarterly Review, Western Humanities Review, and Hayden’s Ferry. She received her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University’s MFA program and a faculty member at New England College’s MFA program. 

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Farris

Leesa Cross-Smith

Leesa Cross-Smith

Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer from Kentucky. She is the author of EVERY KISS A WAR (Mojave River Press, 2014) and the editor of WhiskeyPaper. Find more @ LeesaCrossSmith.com

Leesa Cross-Smith

Leesa Cross-Smith

Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer from Kentucky. She is the author of EVERY KISS A WAR (Mojave River Press, 2014) and the editor of WhiskeyPaper. Find more @ LeesaCrossSmith.com

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Cross-Smith

Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith’s novel Trophy (Triquarterly) was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best 25 Books of Fiction for 2011. His previous books are Bibliophilia and Spikes, both from Arcade. Griffith’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in VQR, Ninth Letter, Salmagundi, New England Review, The Washington Post, and other periodicals, and he is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English at the University of Cincinnati, and he also teaches in the Sewanee School of Letters. The founding editor of Yellow Shoe Fiction, an original-fiction series from LSU Press, he is Fiction Editor at Cincinnati Review as well.

Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith’s novel Trophy (Triquarterly) was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best 25 Books of Fiction for 2011. His previous books are Bibliophilia and Spikes, both from Arcade. Griffith’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in VQR, Ninth Letter, Salmagundi, New England Review, The Washington Post, and other periodicals, and he is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English at the University of Cincinnati, and he also teaches in the Sewanee School of Letters. The founding editor of Yellow Shoe Fiction, an original-fiction series from LSU Press, he is Fiction Editor at Cincinnati Review as well.

Michael
Griffith

Paul Harding

Paul Harding

Paul Harding is the author of two novels about multiple generations of a New England family: the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers and Enon. Harding has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and was a fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, he was a drummer for the band Cold Water Flat before earning his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He now lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

Paul Harding

Paul Harding

Paul Harding is the author of two novels about multiple generations of a New England family: the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers and Enon. Harding has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and was a fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, he was a drummer for the band Cold Water Flat before earning his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He now lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

Paul
Harding

Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel is the author of the NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US which won the PEN/USA Fiction Award, and the collection A GUIDE TO BEING BORN, one of the New York Times Notable Books of 2013.  Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, One Story, Electric Literature and elsewhere.  Her new novel is forthcoming in 2016.  She lives in California with her family.  

Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel is the author of the NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US which won the PEN/USA Fiction Award, and the collection A GUIDE TO BEING BORN, one of the New York Times Notable Books of 2013.  Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, One Story, Electric Literature and elsewhere.  Her new novel is forthcoming in 2016.  She lives in California with her family.  

Ramona
Ausubel

Robin Black

Robin Black

Robin Black is the author of the story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, a finalist for the Frank O’Connor Prize. Her novel Life Drawing was published in 2014. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including One Story, Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and the anthology The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. I. A recipient of fellowships from the Leeway Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Black was the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bryn Mawr College and has taught in the Brooklyn College MFA Program.

Robin Black

Robin Black

Robin Black is the author of the story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, a finalist for the Frank O’Connor Prize. Her novel Life Drawing was published in 2014. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including One Story, Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and the anthology The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. I. A recipient of fellowships from the Leeway Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Black was the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bryn Mawr College and has taught in the Brooklyn College MFA Program.

Robin
Black

Steven Millhauser

Steven Millhauser

Steven Millhauser is the author of thirteen books of fiction, including Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer and We Others: New and Selected Stories. His story “Eisenheim the Illusionist” was the basis of the 2006 film The Illusionist. His most recent book is Voices in the Night (Knopf), a collection of stories. He teaches at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Steven Millhauser

Steven Millhauser

Steven Millhauser is the author of thirteen books of fiction, including Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer and We Others: New and Selected Stories. His story “Eisenheim the Illusionist” was the basis of the 2006 film The Illusionist. His most recent book is Voices in the Night (Knopf), a collection of stories. He teaches at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Steven
Millhauser