Suspend Your Disbelief

Melissa Scholes Young

Contributing Editor

Melissa Scholes Young’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, Narrative, Ploughshares, Huffington Post, Poets & Writers, Brain Child, and other literary journals. She teaches at American University in Washington, D.C. and is a Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Fellow. Her debut novel, Flood, is forthcoming from Hachette in 2017.


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Secrets and Revelations: An Interview with Danielle Evans

In her debut collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Danielle Evans’s characters, like most of us, struggle to belong. Their loyalties to place, to family, and to self are often divided. Melissa Scholes Young interviews the author to find out how the identities we claim or deny often define the people we become.


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Fault Lines: An Interview with Katherine Hill

“For me, the perspective shift is one of the great powers and pleasures of writing fiction,” says Katherine Hill in conversation with Melissa Scholes Young. “Not that I’d be bored with one perspective—well, all right, I might be bored—but I think I’m just incredibly interested in people’s reactions to each other, both conscious and unconscious.”




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