fbpx
>

Exploring the art of prose

Menu

INTERVIEWS

alt text: image is the color book cover for WHAT'S LEFT TO LEARN; title card for Suzanne Roberts's new interview with Al Landwehr

Conversations Between Friends: Suzanne Roberts and Al Landwehr

August 2, 2022

  In 1992, when I was twenty-two and nearing graduation with a degree in biology, I somehow talked my advisor into letting me replace technical writing with a course in fiction to fulfill my requirements. That’s how I met Al…

Read More
alt text: image is two book covers in bold reds; title card for Courtney Harler's interview with Alan Heathcock

Interview: Alan Heathcock

July 19, 2022

  CRAFT is thrilled to welcome Alan Heathcock as guest judge for our 2022 Short Fiction Prize. Heathcock is the author of Volt, a collection of short stories from 2011, and 40, a debut novel that publishes on August 2,…

Read More
alt text: image is a color photograph of the book cover for DEATH BY LANDSCAPE; title card for Claire Lobenfeld's new interview with Elvia Wilk

Interview: Elvia Wilk

July 11, 2022

  Elvia Wilk’s nonfiction debut, Death by Landscape (out July 19, 2022, via Soft Skull Press), investigates how we might displace human-centered narratives. Through literary immersion, research into spectral encounters and virtual reality, reflections on her own physicality, and first-person…

Read More
alt text: image is the cover of a book called HOLLOWS; title card for Jill Witty's new interview with Tommy Dean

Interview: Tommy Dean

July 5, 2022

  In Hollows, Tommy Dean’s first full-length flash fiction collection, the narrative lens captures everyday humans at a pivotal moment, where one decision will change everything. Three boys enter the woods carrying a gun. A divorced teacher borrows money from…

Read More

Hybrid Interview: Sara Lippmann

May 31, 2022

  Essay by Michelle Ross • Since the first time I read a Sara Lippmann story, I’ve been smitten. Among the inventory of qualities I admire is her wit, her raw honesty, her faith in her readers’ ability to keep…

Read More

Conversations Between Friends: Gale Massey and Louise Marburg

March 29, 2022

  Gale Massey and Louise Marburg met in 2016 at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference over a tarot card consultation. Discovering a shared interest in exploring the dark side of human nature, they immediately clicked and have been friends and writing…

Read More

Hybrid Interview: Rebecca Kuder

March 8, 2022

  Essay by Jahzerah Brooks • The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival is, at its core, a story about tearing down and building up. In this debut novel set against the backdrop of a working carnival and a wartime munitions factory,…

Read More
alt text: image is the book cover to Thea Prieto's novel FROM THE CAVES; title card for "Conversations Between Friends: Thea Prieto and Peg Alford Pursell"

Conversations Between Friends: Thea Prieto and Peg Alford Pursell

February 22, 2022

  Thea Prieto and Peg Alford Pursell first became acquainted when Pursell submitted her hybrid flash writing to The Gravity of the Thing, a literary journal edited by Prieto, and over the years their conversations on writing have grown to…

Read More
alt text: image is the book cover to Lan Samantha Chang's novel THE FAMILY CHAO that features a black backdrop with red font; title card for an interview of Chang by Candace Walsh

Interview: Lan Samantha Chang

February 1, 2022

  In The Family Chao, publishing today from W. W. Norton, Lan Samantha Chang presents a contemporary Midwestern family in fascinating crisis. I was fortunate to work with Sam in 2018 during the final semester of my MFA studies at…

Read More

Interview: Randon Billings Noble

January 18, 2022

  As a writer and professor, I am often on the lookout for books on craft to expand my thinking when I write and to expand my explanatory powers when I teach. A new anthology edited by Randon Billings Noble…

Read More