Friday, August 9, 2013

More Shop Talk... Interviews with Lannan Fellows

The Lannan Writing Residency is a three to eight week fellowship where poets, authors, journalists, and translators are invited to live and work in Marfa, Texas and present their work 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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James Arthur - Interview July 26th, 2013

A conversation with poet James Arthur about his debut book of poetry,Charms Against Lightning, released by Copper Canyon Press. In this interview we discuss his changing understanding of love and fatherhood as it pertains to his poetry.

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Laird Hunt- Interview August 9th, 2013

A conversation with novelist Laird Hunt about his eclectic writing style over the course of six novels, including his most recent book, Kind One, nominated for the PEN / Faulkner Award.

I hope you enjoyed the interviews and if you're interested in purchasing any of the work discussed,follow the links below. These are some incredibly gifted writers producing exceptional work. Don't hesitate, just check it out!

James Arthur - Charms Against Lightning

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Laird Hunt - Kind One

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