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Interviews

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The American Dilemma: An Interview with Tyler McMahon

“As a novelist, my favorite fictional conceit is simply to shove a lot of things into one character’s life. In the case of Jacinto, I made him experience virtually all of the anecdotes I’d read about or heard of—from all over Mexico and the American West.”


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Chaos Below the Surface: An Interview with Mary Ann McGuigan

“My characters find ways to go on, even if they wind up in more trouble. They’re like plants that seek the light even if they have to twist themselves out of shape to find it:” Mary Ann McGuigan sits down with Jolene McIlwain to discuss the lines between stories and novels and YA and adult fiction, as well as Pieces, out from Bottom Dog Press.


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A Conversation with Michael A. Ferro, R.J. Fox, and Frank Morelli

“Write that thing that is gnawing at your brain, exorcise that demon, and it will glow on the paper”: Michael A. Ferro, Frank Morelli, and R.J. Fox sit down to chat about rejection and success, the writing community, and their new and forthcoming books.


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Writing to Please Myself: An Interview with Kim Magowan

“The fun part of writing for me is the inspiration and initial outpouring; the painful part is spending five hours paring away 250 words. It’s like sticking pins in my eyes”: Kim Magowan answers Michelle Ross’s questions about her path to fiction, her writing process, and Undoing, her debut collection, out next week from Moon City Press.


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Literary Mentors and Friends: An Interview with Charles Johnson

From the Archives: Charles Johnson is the author of numerous books, including the National Book Award-winning Middle Passage. Zachary Watterson, one of Johnson’s former students, spoke with his mentor in 2010 about the literary friendships that have influenced the author’s more than forty-year writing career.




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