Category: Interviews

Interview: Ian Hancock

Interview with Ian Hancock Interviewer: Jessica Reidy Dr. Ian Hancock received his PhD from London University and teaches Romani Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, where he is the Director of the Romani Archives and Documentation Center (RADOC). Born in Britain, Hancock descends on his father’s side from Hungarian Romungre Romanies and on his mother’s side from English Romanichal…

Interview: Caitlin Horrocks

Interviewed by Katie Cortese Caitlin Horrocks is author of the story collection This Is Not Your City, which was named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and one of the best books of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her stories appear in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories,…

Interview: John Casteen

by April Manteris John Casteen is the author of For the Mountain Laurel (2011) and Free Union (2009), part of the VQR Poetry Series from The University of Georgia Press. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Best American Poetry. He teaches at Sweet Briar College, where he founded and directs the Sweet Briar Undergraduate Creative Writing…

Interview: Debra Monroe

by Richard Garn   Debra Monroe is the author of four books, including her first novel, The Source of Trouble, winner of the prestigious Flannery O’Connor Award for Fiction. Her books have appeared on “Best Ten” lists in Elle and Vanity Fair, and in Borders Bookstores’ “Original Voices” series. Her most recent book, Shambles, is currently available, and her forthcoming memoir On the Outskirts of…

Interview: Daniel Woodrell

The Least Governable Region of America by Dustin Atkinson  Daniel Woodrell is the author of eight novels. His most recent, Winter’s Bone, published in 2006, was hailed by the Associated Press as “an instant classic” and its main character, Ree Dolly, “one of the most memorable female heroines in modern American fiction.” Tomato Red, his sixth novel, won the 1999…