Interviews

Ayşe Düzkan

I think translation is very important in revolutionary, feminist, and oppositional political activism; we live and fight in Turkey, but we have to know what is going on in other parts of the world.

Lars Iyer

In my current novels, the satyr play is interwoven with the tragedy. Seriousness and fun are intertwined, philosophy, the former queen of the sciences is one with its jester …

Joseph Grantham

“I want to make it clear that ‘not caring about money’ isn’t a heroic thing, I wish I cared more about it, I could help more people if I cared more about money, I could be a hero, but instead, I like to read books.”

Helen Phillips

I was talking to a friend of mine who was studying theoretical architecture, and she too had gone through this period of being scornful of real buildings.

Kayvan Tahmasebian

If decision-making in the flood of possibilities is the common denominator of life and translation, Pilate and Jesus may also be read as an allegory of the “mystery” of translation.

Amina Cain

“If you read a lot of books, and watch a lot of movies, you’re going to absorb some of what it means for you to read and watch them, and that will be expressed in some way in your own work.” An interview with Amina Cain.

Olga Livshin

But the hope in my book, and the books of others I admire, is flickering, textured, not pure.

Elle Nash

“Everyone suffers somehow. It’s important to show that, I think.” Our interview with Elle Nash, author of Animals Eat Each Other and editor at Hobart Pulp and Witch Craft.

Jeff Alessandrelli & Chyrum Lambert

Failure or success can only be defined by the individual artist, and that fact is one I hold close nowadays. Within that knowledge lies the ultimate connection in what I’ve written over the years.

Jamie Townsend on Steve Abbott

Steve Abbot’s writing often asks the reader to be open to self-critique and surprise, to be open to the process of discovering new avenues for thought, whether hyperbolic, or crass, or even wrongheaded.

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