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Interviews |

Literary Mentors and Friends: An Interview with Charles Johnson

From the Archives: Charles Johnson is the author of numerous books, including the National Book Award-winning Middle Passage. Zachary Watterson, one of Johnson’s former students, spoke with his mentor in 2010 about the literary friendships that have influenced the author’s more than forty-year writing career.


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It’s All Story: An Interview with Danielle Lazarin

“It took me writing these stories to understand that I’d been carrying rage with me, and what I’d done to suppress it even as I didn’t believe in suppressing it”: Danielle Lazarin talks with Lee Thomas about her debut collection, Back Talk.


Shop Talk |

“The Mommy Problem,” and the Larger Notion of Life Beyond Work

From the Archives: “Work can be your life, but your life can (and I’d argue, should be) bigger than your work”: Danielle Lazarin on writing, motherhood, and how the things in our lives that we give ourselves permission to experience that aren’t writing might in the end offer us new perspectives on both writing and our selves.


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An Interview with John Vanderslice

“To bring the scene vividly alive in your mind and then to transfer that vividness to the reader takes imagination. There’s no way around that. This is why History and Historical Fiction are two separate genres.” John Vanderslice talks to Garry Craig Powell about his new novel, The Last Days of Oscar Wilde.




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