“I didn’t know what I’d find. I went where I was led.” Kim Church interviews Patricia Henley about writing place, the business of publishing, and Haywire Books’ twentieth-anniversary reissue of her debut novel Hummingbird House.
Kim Church told me she was writing a novel titled Byrd the first time we met. We were at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) in Amherst, walking a lane after dinner, cows grazing in the adjacent pasture. I’m sure I heard “Bird” even when it became clear that Byrd is a character. The surprise of homonyms captured me. “This novel,” I thought, “will be poetry.” Now, four years later, the novel is almost out; I have read the galley and, I’m thrilled to say, I was right. Sparse and complex, Byrd (Dzanc Books, 2014) makes rich use of extended […]
Welcome to Fiction Writers Review, an online literary journal by, for, and about emerging writers. more >