by The Editors
We’re off until Labor Day. Have a fiction-filled summer!
“A story never fully feels ‘completed’ to me.” Dallas Woodburn talks with Carand Burnet about memory, coming of age, parenthood, and her debut collection of linked stories, Woman, Running Late, in a Dress.
“I learned the craft of writing first by reading, then by writing, then by reading again”: Laura Scalzo answers Kate Lemery’s questions about her journey as a writer and her 2018 debut, The Speed of Light in Air, Water, and Glass.
“There is more to this show than we are wont to imagine.” Christi Craig reviews Stephanie Allen’s debut novel, Tonic and Balm.
“The Municipalists was a way for me to dig deeper into the idea of cities in general, both to explore the ways in which they can be great and to come to a better understanding of how they need to change:” Seth Fried talks with Shawn Andrew Mitchell about his debut novel, ‘lightness’ as a revision strategy, idea generation tips, and more.
“The best writing is transformative…Writing succeeds, too, when it acts as a mirror, reflecting our humanity back to us”: R.L. Maizes talks with Donna Baier Stein about writing outsiders, literary influences, and the path to releasing her debut collection.
With some help from Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt, Candace Walsh explores the power of the paragraph.
“We are always in a particular place at a particular time. As much as we might want to treat our first observations as essential, they remain unreal until they are embodied.” Michael Hinken talks with Salvatore Scibona about his new novel, The Volunteer.
“Any art that matters presents, somehow, an argument against. It’s a dream of alternatives and an assertion of spirit.” Naomi Ulsted talks with John Domini about activism, Naples, and not overthinking craft.
“I don’t ever really think a work is done, but I’m excited when a work is doing something, anything further.” Kristen Arnett chats with Barrett Bowlin about representing queerness, Florida writers, and drafting her debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, out this week from Tin House books.