Tin House // Snakes Whose Skins Refuse to be Shed: An Interview with Jeff Jackson

August 19, 2013

My interview with Jeff Jackson ran on Tin House’s web site on 8/19/13. New debut novel Mira Corpora is absolutely terrific. “It’s difficult to say what I might be up to,” the narrator of Jeff Jackson’s debut novel Mira Corpora tells us. His name is also Jeff Jackson. “These days I’m on a need-to-know basis with myself.” […]

Tin House // Even Our Bones Had Memories: An Interview with Matt Bell

April 9, 2013

I had the pleasure of interviewing Matt Bell for Tin House:   Matt Bell’s visionary debut novel In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and Woods is one of the most singularly strange and beautiful and wondrous books to come along in a long time. I picked it up one afternoon just to […]

Hobart // Between Living and Not Living: An Interview with Susan Steinberg

I had the pleasure of interviewing Susan Steinberg about her new book Spectacle, which I absolutely adored.   The twelve stories in Susan Steinberg’s stunning third book, Spectacle, limn the desperate, neon-lit reality we’re forced to confront when we wake up from the American dream. They make me want to use an annoying word like […]

Tin House // Interview with Joshua Cohen

September 10, 2012

We read freely and expect what we read to be free—or to cost only our response to it, our “interaction.” I’m interested, primarily, in how the way and material we read affects the way and material we write—empowers/licenses (bad verbs) it.