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Interview: Author Dinty W. Moore on Mindfulness and Writing

Dinty W. Moore

“By pushing sentences, words, ideas, images, around on a page…we are trying to cut through the chatter, to recognize what is true.”

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Bright Lights, Big Cine: Interview with Bright Lights’ Editor Gary Morris

Bright Lights Film Journal, which offers some of the finest film writing out there, took the gamble and went virtual in 1996 after an on-off history in print.

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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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Hillary Carlip

Hillary Carlip covered in books

“Just like when I decided to start an all-girl, all ex-con band, or learn how to eat fire, it just felt like it was time to write my memoir.”

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William Wright

William Wright

“Yeah, it was a tempest — a hidden tempest. But it ruined a lot of lives and precipitated three suicides.”

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Thomas Beller

Thomas Beller

“The whole culture of coaching and prepping and that sort of intense PR stuff, how to talk on TV and the radio, is disgusting as it applies to a real person, to writers.”

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Paul Collins

“I don’t know if McSweeney’s could have happened 15 or 20 years ago. It has an almost defining reliance on e-mail.”

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Barbara Wallraff

Barbara Wallraff

“I do think an awful lot of people have seized hold of some little thing they were taught in 7th grade and have just held on to and held on to it, despite an astonishing amount of evidence to the contrary.”

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Lee Klein

“The site’s very inconsistent, I think, and so am I, and so are things, and so it’s what it is, and so it’ll hopefully persist as long as I do. Maybe longer.”

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Todd Balf

Todd Balf

“These figures, like Isaac Strain, explorers—I think they mean more to our generation, somehow, because we have lost a bit of our risk-taking personality.”

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Jason Kersten

Jason Kersten

“Every other story in America is a murder story, a true crime story. When I was doing the book, that was one of the things that I looked long and hard at—how do I treat this differently?”

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Don Lee

Don Lee

“Literary magazines work best if they are marginalized, in terms of their funding and everything else.”

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David Rieff

David Rieff

“Wars tend to exacerbate humanitarian crises, not improve them. That’s the nature of war.”

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Jill Bialosky

Jill Bialosky

“I’ve always struggled with this idea of normalcy, of what is normal. Because I have never felt normal as a human being. So I tend to glamorize people who are more simplistic because I think their encounters in the world might be easier.”

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