Tag: interview

The Art of Independent Publishing

April 2014

The publisher of Graywolf on the pleasure of finding books others have overlooked.

Anna Kushner: Literary Midwifery

April 2014

The translator of The Man Who Loved Dogs talks with Keith Meatto about Cuba, Trotsky, and the chemistry necessary for translation.

Alex Lemon: A Ferocious Kind of Music

April 2014

Why poetry needs more grit.

Rebecca Miller: The Fly’s the Writer

March 2014

The writer and filmmaker talks to Anita Sethi about the roles of magic, humor, and research in her new novel, Jacob’s Folly.

Laura van den Berg: The Odd Moment

March 2014

The author of The Isle of Youth on Florida, her influences, and the pressures of conformity that female writers face.

This Is Also My World

March 2014

The Lebanese-American author on the dangers of writing what you know, the constant fear that he’s destroying his career, and why he believes that much of contemporary U.S. fiction is “not adventurous enough.”

Elisabeth Schmitz: Editing Under The Radar

February 2014

The vice president and editorial director of Grove Atlantic on the art of literary editing, why publishers shouldn’t turn their backs on risk-taking writing, and how the first novel she ever bought went on to transform her career.

Elisa Biagini: A World Reinvented Through Poetry

February 2014

Nathalie Handal talks to the Italian poet about her sometimes disturbing imagery and how her work helps us decipher the world.

Akhil Sharma: When Despair and Tenderness Collide

January 2014

Mohsin Hamid and Akhil Sharma’s conversation about writing, literary labels, and how illness challenges narrative.