Israeli novelist Youval Shimoni discusses “the baggage of Jewish history,” weaving plots into long books, the power of religious narratives, his brush with filmmaking, the possibility of hope, and his award-winning new book, The Salt Line.
Interviewed by Marcus Pactor
Acclaimed Japanese author Hiromi Itō and her translator Jeffrey Angles discuss genre blurring, humor in translation, home as “the other place,” plants as characters, and Itō’s latest book, The Thorn Puller.
Interviewed by Karen Noll
Poet Jerome Sala discusses satirizing the corporate content machine, his Chicago art and performance influences, looking for culture in the branding of everyday objects, and his new collection How Much. Interviewed by Jim Feast
In her new book Comfort, Sarah Heady offers a refreshing new history of American women and the world surrounding them; the result illuminates not only the past, but our own tremulous moment. Interviewed by Greg Bem
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout talks about breaking “out of the evangelical cage” as well as the process of writing Finalists and topics from censorship to grandparenting. Interviewed by David Moscovich
Madison Smartt Bell is the author of twelve novels, including The Washington Square Ensemble (Viking, 1983), Doctor Sleep (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991), and Soldier’s Joy (Ticknor & Fields, 1989), which received the Lillian Smith Award. His eighth novel, All Souls’ Rising (Pantheon, 1995), won the 1996 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and is collected with the second and […]