Philip Graham talks with his former student, Ted Sanders, about Sanders’s debut collection No Animals We Could Name, the transcendence of the ordinary, the role animals play in his fiction, and his forthcoming middle-grade reader fantasy series, The Keepers, which will debut from HarperCollins next year with its first volume: The Box and the Dragonfly.
Our current feature is William Gillespie’s new novel, Keyhole Factory, which was just published by Soft Skull Press. Gillespie is the author of several small-press books, an award-winning hypertext novel, and the world’s longest literary palindrome. He was granted an MFA from Brown, where he received one of the first MFAs in Electronic Writing. His work has appeared in American Book Review, Context, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, and the &Now Award Anthology. He is also the founder of Spineless Books, an innovative literary press “with an emphasis on collaborative writing, formal experimentation, and utopian thought.” Gillespie lives in Urbana, […]
Philip Graham speaks with his former student William Gillespie about his debut novel, as well as the mind-warping narrative strategies of the pulp writer Harry Stephen Keeler, story maps, and DIY publishing, among other things.