Posts tagged ‘interview’

June 2, 2010

AIMEE BENDER IN WALL STREET JOURNAL

Former SLS faculty member and friend of the program Aimee Bender released The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake yesterday.  You can read about the book and Bender’s writing process in this interview by the Wall Street Journal.

May 11, 2010

GARY SHTEYNGART HAS BAD NEWS FOR YOU

SLS Montreal special guest Gary Shteyngart was recently interviewed by the folks at The Days of Yore, who asked him about his pre-publication life as an aspiring writer.  For those seeking asylum in graduate programs: behold your future.

April 8, 2010

SPEAKING IN ITALICS

New Yorker fiction editor (and SLS Montreal special guest) Deborah Treisman sat down for a Q & A with Joyce Carol Oates upon the New Yorker’s publication of Oates’ “I.D.”  Treisman is an excellent reader, which makes her an excellent interviewer.  Her questions are smart, but always in the direction of a deeper understanding of the story; she never gets bogged down in theoretics or academicism, but concerns herself with the specific contours of the story at hand.  To read (or hear, via the New Yorker’s fiction podcast) her interviews is to see what it looks like to be deeply and properly engaged with a story.

March 29, 2010

ROCK AND ROLL AND WRITE

Music and book blog Largehearted Boy asks Sam Lipsyte to talk about the music he listened to while writing The Ask.  His answers are alternately obscure and wonderful, and range from experimental deconstructionists Suicide to hip-hop giant KRS-One to rock ‘n’ roll saviors The Hold Steady.  (Fun Fact: Lipsyte is a fan of cover songs).

March 15, 2010

CHUCK KLOSTERMAN ON BEING PAVEMENT

SLS Montreal faculty member Chuck Klosterman interviews Stephen Malkmus of reunited indie rockers Pavement; much pontificating on what it means to be an ironic legend ensues.

February 3, 2010

YT ON BBC

YT’s BBC interview on J.D. Salinger last Saturday, in Russian; start 24-25 minutes into the program:    http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/radio/2009/04/000000_radio_5etazh.shtml