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Rick Moody

rick moody

Rick Moody is one of the most celebrated American writers of his generation. His work includes four novels: Garden State, The Ice Storm, Purple America, and The Diviners, as well as three collections of short fiction, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven, Demonology, and Right Livelihoods.

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Joe Quirk

Joe Quirk

Have you ever asked yourself the deepest philosophical question that drives all introspection, which is: Why am I so neurotic and screwed up? Well, stop blaming your mother. It’s because you have three brains, and they have never once agreed on anything.

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Tamim Ansary

West of Kabul was about how it feels to be part of this other culture. Destiny Disrupted is not so much about feeling. It’s more about trying to convey a whole different conceptual framework…”

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Snowshoes and Hunters: An Interview with Midlake

Midlake

“I guess we got into more of this British folk thing and a ‘fair maiden’ thing as I call it, but I don’t think we really sound like these bands, though there is more than a hint of it on the new album.”

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Joe Meno

Joe Meno

Joe Meno is the kind of guy who feels the same way I do about reading, viewing it as really almost a religious experience–an intimate, imaginative way to respond to the world we live in.

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6 Questions: Surviving the Great Recession with Nick Nigro

In this time of Darwinian economics, it’s an understatement to say that employment has become rather uncertain for many people. Nicholas Nigro’s No Job, No Prob: How to Pay Your Bills, Feed Your Mind, and Have a Blast When You’re Out of Workcan keep you from losing your mind if you happen to lose your paycheck.

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Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li

“As a fiction writer, I believe that what needs to be said about any political situation can not be separated from my fiction, and I feel that I have said enough in my work.”

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Eau de Colonia: An Interview with Nina Persson of A Camp

Nina Persson of A Camp

“Melancholy is not really the right word to describe the mentality. Swedes are more…serene and mellow, and not afraid of the dark, and this is something that I still think is a big part of my personality.”

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Vestal McIntyre

Vestal McIntyre is the author of the short story collection You Are Not the One–named a New York Times “Editors’ Choice”–and a new novel, Lake Overturn.

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Robert Stone on Damascus Gate

Robert Stone

It’s highly unlikely that if you are reading this you are unaware (or unappreciative) of American novelist Robert Stone. For what it’s worth, I rank Stone among a handful of living great American writers and have hungrily seized opportunities to chat with him.

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A Sight for Sore Eyes: An Interview with Klum

musician Klum

“I assume people don’t really know who is singing what because sometimes we don’t even remember who sings certain parts that are on the record. The most important thing to us is just that it’s good.” -Brock Flores

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Peter Rock

Peter Rock

“I’m stuck back there when a girl skateboarding is the most beautiful thing in the world and any blowing piece of magazine could be a 1976 Playboy.

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I Am My Father: An Interview with Writer/Editor Lee Montgomery of Tin House

Lee Montgomery of Tin House

“The book business is always on the brink of failing. Even in the 1940s, people were talking about the end of books.”

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Jon Raymond

jon raymond

Jon Raymond is the author of the novel The Half-Life and of the recently published short-story collection Livability.

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The Residue of Interchange: An Interview with Painter Joan Curran

Curran Painting 1

Philadelphia-based painter Joan Curran creates urban still lives inspired by the interaction between humans and nature–a constantly fluctuating relationship that reveals both beauty and excess.

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