Saturday, July 13, 2013

Talking a little shop... Interviews with Lannan Fellows

The Lannan Writing Residency is a three to eight week program where authors of any genre are invited to live and work in Marfa, Texas and read at the Marfa Book Company. Over the last couple months I've had the immense privilege of interviewing the Lannan fellows for our local NPR affiliate. In addition to reading their exceptional books, its a joy to be able to talk a little shop with writers who are reaching their prime after years of hard work.

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David Truer - Interview May 17th, 2013

David Treuer is the author of the novels Little (1995), Hiawatha (1999), and The Translation of Dr Apelles (2006); one book of essays, Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual (2006); and one work of nonfiction, Rez Life (2012), and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the 1996 Minnesota Book Award, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota.

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Alan Gilbert - Interview July 12th, 2013

Alan Gilbert writes poems and about contemporary poetry. He’s the author of the 2011 poetry collection, Late in the Antenna Fields, and a 2006 collection of essays entitled Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight, and his latest poetry collection, The Treatment of Monuments. Gilbert’s poems and art writing have appeared in numerous publications, including ArtForum, Bomb, Brooklyn Rail, Cabinet, and Parkett.

I hope you enjoyed the interviews and if you're interested in purchasing any of the work discussed,follow the links below. I can't recommend these books highly enough.

Late In The Antenna Fields by Alan Gilbert (2011)

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The Translation of Dr. Appeles by David Truer (2006)

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The Treatment of Monuments by Alan Gilbert (2012)

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Rez Life by David Truer (2012)

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