John Dos Passos (1896-1970) is a writer whose work has always meant a lot to me, particularly the U.S.A. Trilogy, with its sustained examination of a changing, radical, early twentieth-century America. So when I heard that the family of Dos […]
David Wilk and I had a conversation that has just been posted here. It was a really fun, wide-ranging discussion that touched on—among other things—cell phones and All The President’s Men, not to mention contemporary writing and my efforts to […]
I am just back from Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, where I did a couple of readings and had a chance to talk to people about my work. Isaac Hamlet, a budding young journalist with the Daily Iowan, wrote a […]
Jenn McKee at AnnArbor.com posted a conversation we had recently. You can read it here. The subjects we touched on include the writing process, what it’s like to outline a novel, and the uneasy feeling of writing about a place […]
Gina Balibrera and I had a conversation that has just been posted on the Michigan Quarterly Review website. You can read it here. Thanks, Gina, for your questions, and to the Michigan Quarterly Review for continuing to publish literary fiction.