Interviews

Morgan Christie

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“I don’t know if my longing to incorporate all of the voices I’ve heard and still seek out wouldn’t be as present as it is if I didn’t come up in a place where there were so many singing, harmonizing with the city.”

Zara Houshmand

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“I believe that part of the task of translation is to help us explore that complexity rather than looking away, and to understand difference instead of erasing it.”

Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling

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On some level, Vermont remains the arugula-chomping hippie at the farmers’ market, while New Hampshire is still a guy asserting his right to mow the lawn while naked.

Erika T. Wurth

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“And here’s the thing: even if folks are from the ghetto or the reservation, their lives do not fit into these predetermined binaries.”

Ama Birch

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You can disappear in a variety of ways – you can just not be spoken about, you can not be seen, the media disappears people all the time.

Justin Taylor

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Sometimes the work of a given story is to trace the contours of a question or a problem, and the story ends the moment the question snaps into focus or the problem reveals itself. That’s very different from trying to answer the question or solve the problem.

Megan Cummins

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“Even more than I ever wanted to write a book, I wanted to have health insurance.”

David Karashima

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But we are hopefully past the stage where the Anglophone world is only willing to provide space for three, four “big” writers per country/language at a time.

Kevin Latimer

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I sought out ways to capture the feeling of euphoria surrounded by pain; how memories worm themselves into everything.

Adam Wilson

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Our culture has a very specific and somewhat rigid preconception of what a Wall Street trader looks like, and I wanted to write a character who challenged that preconception.