Sean Carman has contributed to four McSweeney's humor anthologies, and has been a contestant in Literary Death Match, a finalist in NPR's Three-Minute Fiction Contest, and a winner of The New Yorker's weekly Twitter contest. His story "A Hard Rain. A Really, Really Hard Rain" was a runner-up in the Out of the Storm News Bad Writing About the Weather Contest. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he works as an environmental lawyer.
Irish writer Kevin Barry sits down for a chat about life in County Sligo, not knowing what your stories are about until years after you've written them, and the summer he spent in a camping trailer on a West Cork beach.
Writer Laura van den Berg talks about her newest collection, The Isle of Youth, being drawn to locations "with a potential for magic and strangeness," and how to create a continuous dream for the reader.