“As I get older, I’m less attached to this idea of home as a single space, and I try to envision home as something more expansive, more queer”: Carter Sickels talks with Megan Kruse about his new novel, The Prettiest Star,” building community, writing from a place of empathy, and more.
Gary Sheppard sits down with his former classmate, Tom Bennitt, to discuss Bennitt’s debut novel, Burning Under, as well as representing the working class, writing unsympathetic characters, and the literature of the Rust Belt.
“I am tempted to spin you a story about a chance boyhood encounter in the deep forest with a wild hog that left me scarred and terrified and thus writing out my fear and horror for the rest of time, but I’ll restrain the impulse.” Pinckney Benedict talks with Mary Stewart Atwell in this second interview in a series on rural fiction.
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