Suspend Your Disbelief

Interviews

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Tremors in the Background: Talking with Andrew Michael Hurley

“For me, the setting of a novel is the novel in many ways, and it seems right to devote time and space to establishing the geography and history of the place. This forms a frame inside which the rest of the story takes place.” Andrew Michael Hurley talks with Steven Wingate about rural England, the “ghost story” spirit, and developing writerly patience.


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No Predictable Trajectory: An Interview with Sara Stonich

“The best and maybe only way to describe my path is that I’m a ‘primitive,’ coming to writing in a very organic fashion through reading. If I’d studied it in college (or even stayed in college) I’d surely have had the storyteller intimidated out of me.” Peter Geye talks with Sarah Stonich about Northern Minnesota, unconventional career paths, and being a literary chameleon.


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Surprising Things Can Happen: An Interview with Kristen Roupenian

“One of the things I also wanted to happen over the course of the collection was to unsettle people enough that even when they were reading realism, they didn’t know that they were reading realism”: Kristen Roupenian talks with Michelle Cheever about genre, empathy, and more.


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The World to Come & the Peach Blossom Spring: Spencer Wise

“So in the novel I’m driving at the idea that justice and freedom don’t wait. It’s not, well, you need to suffer just a little more and then things are going to be peachy in fifty years. No. That was the rationale for colonialism and you can see the wreckage that left behind.”




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