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Image is the book cover for THE PROPRIETOR'S SONG by Janet Goldberg; title card for the new interview with Joanne Furio.

Interview: Janet Goldberg

March 1, 2024

  At her Berkeley kitchen table, Janet Goldberg runs her finger over mapped roads in the Sierras that lead to a region she has hiked for decades, terrain that forms the backdrop of her debut novel, The Proprietor’s Song. The…

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Image is the book covers for THE NIGHT OF THE STORM by Nishita Parekh and RABBIT HOLE by Kate Brody; title card for new interview between the debut novelists.

Conversations Between Friends: Kate Brody and Nishita Parekh

February 28, 2024

  Kate Brody and Nishita Parekh are debut authors who met on Instagram. They both released their first thrillers in January 2024 and have crossed paths in virtual events like the Penguin Random House Debut Mystery Panel. In the months…

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Image is the book cover for SPLINTERS by Leslie Jamison; title card for the new hybrid interview with Yvonne Conza.

Hybrid Interview: Leslie Jamison

February 12, 2024

  Essay by Yvonne Conza • In Splinters, Leslie Jamison exposes a live nerve that makes vivid connections between emotions of motherhood, marriage, artistry, and selfhood. Alive and strengthened within this endeavor is Jamison’s iconic, singular awareness, that like her…

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Image is the book cover for LETTING IN AIR AND LIGHT by Teresa Tumminello Brader; title card for new interview with Miki Pfeffer.

Conversations Between Friends: Miki Pfeffer and Teresa Tumminello Brader

February 2, 2024

  Miki Pfeffer and Teresa Tumminello Brader became friends after meeting in 2007 during a literary discussion program at a New Orleans-area library. They met over books, and books continue to bind them. Since their first meeting, Pfeffer has authored…

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Image is the book cover for I WOULD MEET YOU ANYWHERE by Susan Kiyo Ito; title card for the new interview with Alice Stephens.

Interview: Susan Kiyo Ito

January 31, 2024

  I first met Susan Kiyo Ito over Twitter, where she is an active and popular voice in both the adoptee and writing communities. As an author who writes about my experience as a half-Korean adoptee, I found Susan to…

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Image is the book cover for THE GREAT TRANSITION by Nick Fuller Googins; title card for the new interview with Rebecca Turkewitz.

Interview: Nick Fuller Googins

January 5, 2024

  Nick Fuller Googins is the author of the novel The Great Transition. His short fiction and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Men’s Health, The Sun, The Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. He lives in Maine and works…

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Image is the book cover for THE ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO GRAPHIC LITERATURE, edited by Kelcey Ervick and Tom Hart; title card for the new (graphic) interview with Rebecca Loggia.

Interview: Kelcey Ervick

November 3, 2023

  The first time I heard the term “graphic literature” was at a workshop while attending a local writing conference. A professor from Fresno led us through an exercise he often assigned to get his students’ creativity flowing. Using a…

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Image is the book covers for HALFWAY FROM HOME and QUITE MAD by Sarah Fawn Montgomery; title card for the new interview with CRAFT Creative Nonfiction Section Editor Jacqueline Doyle.

Interview: Sarah Fawn Montgomery

November 1, 2023

  I have been a fan of Sarah Fawn Montgomery’s writing for a long time—first as a reader and a teacher, then as a writer drawn to formal innovation and passionate about Sarah Fawn’s subjects, then as an editor. Long…

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Image is the book covers for EVERYBODY HERE IS KIN by BettyJoyce Nash and WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO FEEL BETTER by Jody Hobbs Hesler; title card for new interview between the authors.

Conversations Between Friends: BettyJoyce Nash and Jody Hobbs Hesler

October 25, 2023

  BettyJoyce Nash and Jody Hobbs Hesler are Charlottesville authors who teach at the community writing center, WriterHouse, and participate in writing groups together. Over the years, they have workshopped each other’s stories, served on panels together, and hiked in…

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Image is the book cover for THE LAST LANGUAGE by Jennifer duBois; title card for new interview with Shannon Perri.

Conversations Between Friends: ​​Shannon Perri and Jennifer duBois

October 17, 2023

  Jennifer duBois’s latest novel, The Last Language, published this month with Milkweed Editions, explores the ethically precarious choices of Angela, a promising linguist and young mother who’s lost everything: her husband, her second pregnancy, and her place in a…

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