Quantcast

Posts Tagged: interview

A New Interview with Kyle Minor

By

Over at The Believer Logger, Matt Bell conducts a wonderful interview with Kyle Minor. There is a wonderful bit in here about work ethic:

“What I hope, eventually, is that I can get to a situation where I’m spending most of my work time on the projects I care most about—the stories, the novels, the screen work, the essays—and carve out more time for reading and for doing things that aren’t work.

...more

George Saunders,Timebends, and What Art Is Supposed to Do

By

There is a great interview over at BuzzFeed Books with George Saunders in which he discusses Arthur Miller’s Timebends and what he believes the purpose of art is.

I also found myself really excited by Miller’s basic assumptions about art: It’s important, it is supposed to change us, it’s not supposed to be trivial or merely clever, it’s one human being trying to urgently communicate with another.

...more

The Families We Create

By

Rumpus contributor Michelle Tea talks with Ms. Fit Magazine about getting pregnant, the families we create ourselves, and MUTHA Magazine.

Here is probably one of the coolest quotes ever seen in an interview:

“I do think there are tons of straight women involved in radical communities whose family and gender roles are being played with and redefined, but I think that it’s probably a choice for those women to shake off what’s expected of them, while for queers, nothing is expected of us, so we get to make up everything as we go along.

...more

Beautifully Disturbing

By

“Thank you. I love when people write “disturbing” in reference to my work. “Beautifully disturbing”? Even better.”

In the newest issue of Specter Magazine, Kameelah Rasheed interviews Rumpus contributor Wendy C. Ortiz! The two talk about her two forthcoming book releases, the courage to write personal stories, and the cross pollination of arts, among other topics.

...more

Tin House interviews Lucy Corin

By

Lucy Corin is on a roll. Her book, One Hundred Apocalypses And Other Apcoalypses is making the rounds and with 103 stories it has a long time to go before people are done talking about it. Check out this interview with Lucy from Tin House:

SJ: To go back to that idea of “owning where you’re standing”—what did that look like in writing the collection of apocalypses, which range pretty widely in terms of point-of-view, and voice, and relationship to character?

...more

“Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I’m Very Appreciative of This Interview You Did With Rick Moody”

By

Read Rumpus columnist Rick Moody‘s interview with songwriter-visionary Mark Mulcahy (formerly of the legendary ’80s–’90s college rock band Miracle Legion) about Mulcahy’s latest album “Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You” over at Salon.

Here Mulcahy discusses the writing and recording process, the album’s thematic darkness—something he attributes to what he describes as “a bleak view of people”—and (unfortunately) the reasons why we shouldn’t expect a new Miracle Legion record anytime soon.

...more

McSweeney’s Interview With David Byrne

By

McSweeney’s recently published How Music Worksa book by David Byrne that explains all aspects of music, from creation, to distribution, to performance.

In recent years, Byrne has released chapters of the book as individual works: this TED talk about architecture’s effect on music; and this piece for Wired about record distribution, in which he interviews Radiohead about their [then] recent “pay what you wish” release of In Rainbows, as well as explains exactly how the money, in a traditional major label record deal, from an album purchase is distributed.

...more

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Tom Gauld

By

Tom Gauld is an illustrator, cartoonist, and publisher.  His finished pieces range from animated advertisements to book illustrations, as well as the weekly comic strips he produces for the Guardian.  Whether he’s drawing a campaign for one of the UK’s largest drug stores or illustrating a book of monsters, Tom’s drawing style is intimate and concise, reflective of an artistic process that uses technology without relying on it.

...more

Remembering Jorge Luis Borges

By

Today would have been the 112th birthday of Jorge Luis Borges, the esteemed Argentine writer who championed the science fiction genre with his depictions of unreality.

This is an archived Paris Review interview he did back in July of 1966 that tracks his daily routine, notes the idiosyncrasies of his speech and the epic qualities that he admires in West Side Story.

...more

Things You Never Got to Hear Faulkner Say

By

When Faulkner addressed English classes at the University of Mississippi in 1947, he offered some interesting advice (there is always time for writing, it’s not good to wait when feeling inspired, the peak age for fiction writing is 35-45, etc.). Supplementing his literary guidance was some personal history and sharp opinions (he wrote Sanctuary because he needed money, prefers Florida to Hollywood, women and rich people have optimal conditions for getting reading done).

...more

The Rumpus Long Interview with Jessica Anthony

By

Jessica Anthony’s first novel, The Convalescent (McSweeney’s Books) is the first recipient of McSweeney’s Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award. It’s about a really short guy who sells meat out of a bus in Northern Virginia and is in love with his pediatrician doctor, and contains flashbacks to medieval Hungary.

...more