by The Editors
We’re off until Labor Day. Have a fiction-filled summer!
Melissa Scholes Young talks with fellow Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Residency Fellows Crystal Hana Kim and Ingrid Rojas Contreras about their debut novels, craft, research, and more.
“That is the enormous power of perspective in literature. By changing one thing, you have managed to change everything”: Neel Patel chats with Emily Smith Gilbert about his debut collection, If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi, out July 10 from Flatiron Books.
“I am not always writing, but I’m always immersed in the world of a book”: Christina Baker Kline chats with Kate Lemery about her award-winning novel A Piece of the World, now out in paperback from HarperCollins.
“I don’t know why I’m reading or writing fiction if not to learn how to be human, how to be more human, how to understand the human condition and the humanity of others, and connect to the humanity within all of us.”
“Alam’s novel asks readers to examine the relationship between how we construct and project ‘motherhood’ as an identity with notions of the limitations and constrictions of this identity.”
“I like binaries, but only if I get to play with them and break them down”: Lillian Li answers all Emily Nagin’s questions about writing her debut novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant, out next Tuesday from Henry Holt.
“Flash is slippery, hard to define. It has poetry’s short form and attention to detail, its disregard for what is technically possible, and fiction’s love of character and narrative.”
Andre Dubus’s Italian translator, Nicola Manuppelli, describes how he came to work with short story master’s writing, and interviews the author’s son, Andre Dubus III.
“With its ambitious blend of history and imagination, the novel might be at home on the reading list for a literature seminar cross-listed with urban studies”: Ellen Prentiss Campbell on Nathaniel Popkin’s new book.