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The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Devin Murphy

06 October 2017 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Fiction Editor Kaely Horton Devin Murphy's debut novel, The Boat Runner, is out now with Harper Perennial/Harper Collins. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Bradley University. His fiction has...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Benjamin Ludwig

14 October 2016 on Blog, Fiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Shannon Slocum and Alix McManus Benjamin Ludwig is a life-long teacher of English and writing in New Hampshire. He and his wife are foster/adoptive parents. His novella, Sourdough, won the...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Mira Ptacin

22 April 2016 on The Writer's Hot Seat

  Interview by Holland Prior Not too far from our hallowed University of New Hampshire halls you will find Mira Ptacin, a creative nonfiction writer who lives off the coast...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Rebecca Makkai

01 April 2016 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Carter Foster Rebecca Makkai is the author of three books. Her first novel, The Borrower, follows a young librarian's journey across the country with a boy who has...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Sonya Huber

16 December 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Tamzin Mitchell To read Sonya Huber’s work is to take a romp through a writer’s mind: researched but imaginative, energetic but informative. I worked in health insurance long...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Nicholson Baker

16 October 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Carter Foster Nicholson Baker has written a good many books. Not a Stephen King or Joyce Carol Oates amount of books, but enough that it no longer seems relevant...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Gregory Lawless

09 October 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Kristen Bulger I first met Gregory Lawless back in 2011 in the basement offices of the English Department at Suffolk University in Boston. One Friday afternoon, as everyone...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Matthew Siegel on Teaching, Reading, and Writing His First Book

18 March 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Cynthia Plascencia I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew Siegel in 2008 at the University of Houston when I was an undergraduate and he was an MFA poetry...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Katy Butler on Memoir and Medical Reporting

12 November 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Jesse Duthrie On a Tuesday night last October, I picked Katy Butler and her partner, Brian, up at Logan International Airport. We packed into my car and drove...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Kate Christensen on Food as the Powerful Conduit to Memory

29 April 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle I first discovered Kate Christensen's writing when I absently googled the name of my parents organic farm in Center Conway, NH, and up popped Christensen's food-centered...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Tom Chiarella on Ethics and the Interview

15 April 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Leslie Brown When I called Esquire Magazine’s writer-at-large, Tom Chiarella, on a frigid February afternoon for a Barnstorm interview, he was adding the finishing touches to Esquire’s April 2014 cover...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Robert Vivian on the Dervish Essay

02 April 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle and Alyssa Martino Last week, Barnstorm published Richard Vivian’s nonfiction essay, "Looking, Then Listening." The editors were so intrigued by this interesting, chaotic, and quite lovely...

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