Selected Interviews

Australian Spotlight, James Bradley

Click here to return to the series The global novel exists, not as a genre separated from and opposed to other kinds of fiction, but as a perspective that governs the interpretation of experience. In this way, it is faithful to the way the global is actually lived–not through the […]

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Side Chick Nation, Aya de León

Click here to return to the series The global novel exists, not as a genre separated from and opposed to other kinds of fiction, but as a perspective that governs the interpretation of experience. In this way, it is faithful to the way the global is actually lived–not through the […]

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Interview with Lidia Yuknavitch, The Book of Joan

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of National Bestselling novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award’s Ken Kesey Award for Fiction as well as the Reader’s Choice Award; the novel Dora: A Headcase, and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories Of […]

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Interview with James Bradley, Author of Clade and The Silent Invasion

I’m happy to welcome James Bradley, Australian novelist and critic. James Bradley is an Australian novelist and critic.  His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field , The Resurrectionistand Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean, as well as The Change Trilogy for young adults, the first […]

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Interview with Omar El Akkad, American War

I’m very pleased to welcome Omar El Akkad, author of American War, one of the most anticipated novels of 2017 (coming April 4). Omar was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in Doha, Qatar until he moved to Canada with his family. He is an award-winning journalist and author […]

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Interview with Cory Doctorow, Walkaway

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger―the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the bestselling Little Brother, which was recently optioned by Paramount, with Don Murphy (Natural Born Killers, Transformers) producing. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and […]

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Interview with Midge Raymond and John Yunker

Thanks to Midge Raymond and John Yunker, owners of Ashland Creek Press, for the Q&A. Midge has more than twenty years of experience in writing, editing, and publishing. In addition to being a published fiction writer and journalist, she has worked as an editor and copywriter with several New York […]

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Interview with Nina Munteanu, Ecologist and Author

Part XV. Women Working in Nature and the Arts Originally published on October 31, 2016, this article is updated with the news that Nina’s Water Is…The Meaning of Water, is recommended by Margaret Atwood in “The Year in Reading,” published by the New York Times. Nina Munteanu is a Canadian […]

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Interview with Claudia Casper, The Mercy Journals

Claudia Casper is the author of the novels The Reconstruction and The Continuation of Love by Other Means, which was short-listed for the Ethel Wilson BC Book Prize, and most recently, The Mercy Journals. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, Geist, Event, Best Canadian […]

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Interview with Lorna Crozier, The Wild in You

Part XIII. Women Working in Nature and the Arts An Officer of the Order of Canada, Lorna Crozier has been acknowledged for her contributions to Canadian literature, her teaching and her mentoring with five honourary doctorates, most recently from McGill and Simon Fraser Universities. Her books have received numerous national […]

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Interview with Jeff VanderMeer, Southern Reach Trilogy

Jeff VanderMeer has been named the 2016-2017 Trias Writer-in-Residence for Hobart-William Smith College. His most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance) from FSG, which won the Shirley Jackson Award. The trilogy also prompted the New Yorker to call the author “the weird Thoreau” and has […]

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Interview with JL Morin, Nature’s Confession

Women Working in Nature and the Arts Mary of Eco-fiction talks with Boston University adjunct professor and award-winning novelist J.L. Morin. Also see our review of J.L.’s novel at Fjords Review. Update: this book launched on January 9. Mary: Your imagination is brilliant, and Nature’s Confession is chock full of […]

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Interview with Emmi Itäranta, Memory of Water

Updated announcement: This novel is being made into a movie. I want to thank Emmi for this wonderful interview. My first pleasure was reading her book, Memory of Water. The novel takes place in the future after climate change has ravished economies and ecologies, and made fresh water scarce. When […]

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