Suspend Your Disbelief

Zachary Watterson


Zachary Watterson’s writing appears in River Styx, Sendero, Salt River Review, the Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of the University of Washington MFA program, he has received a fellowship from the Jentel Foundation and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He recommends Joseph Boyden’s Through Black Spruce, Jennine Capó Crucet’s How to Leave Hialeah, and Albert Murray’s The Hero and the Blues.


Interviews |

Literary Mentors & Friends: An Interview with Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson taught creative writing at the University of Washington from 1976 to 2009. He is the author of numerous books, including the National Book Award-winning Middle Passage. Zachary Watterson, one of Johnson’s former students, talks with his mentor about the literary friendships that have influenced the author’s more than forty-year writing career.

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