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Literary Conversations Series

Volumes in the series collect interviews with the world's most notable writers.

Series editor: Monika Gehlawat, University of Southern Mississippi

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact editorial associate Mary Heath.

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Conversations with Terrence McNally

Arriving in New York at the tail end of what has been termed the “Golden Age” of Broadway and the start of the Off Broadway theater movement, Terrence McNally (1938–2020) first established himself ...

Conversations with Nalo Hopkinson

A key figure in contemporary speculative fiction, Jamaican-born Canadian Nalo Hopkinson (b. 1960) is the first Black queer woman as well as the youngest person to be named a “Grand Master” of Science ...

Conversations with Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale (b. 1951), the award-winning author of such novels as Cold in July (1989) and The Bottoms (2000), as well as the popular Hap and Leonard series, has been publishing novels since 1981. Lansdale ...

Conversations with Billy Collins

Edited by John Cusatis
Categories: Literature
Series: Literary Conversations Series

Billy Collins “puts the ‘fun’ back in profundity,” says poet Alice Fulton. Known for what he has called “hospitable” poems, which deftly blend wit and erudition, Collins (b. 1941) is a poet ...

Conversations with George Saunders

Besides being one of America’s most celebrated living authors, George Saunders (b. 1958) is also an excellent interview subject. In the fourteen interviews included in Conversations with George Saunders ...

Conversations with Diane di Prima

Diane di Prima (1934–2020) was one of the most important American poets of the twentieth century, and her career is distinguished by strong contributions to both literature and social justice. Di Prima ...

Conversations with LeAnne Howe

Conversations with LeAnne Howe is the first collection of interviews with the groundbreaking Choctaw author, whose genre-bending works take place in the US Southeast, Oklahoma, and beyond our national ...

Conversations with Dave Eggers

It’s been barely twenty years since Dave Eggers (b. 1970) burst onto the American literary scene with the publication of his memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. In that time, he has gone ...

Conversations with Sam Shepard

A prolific playwright, Sam Shepard (1943–2017) wrote fifty-six produced plays, for which he won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize. He was also a compelling, Oscar-nominated film actor, appearing ...

Conversations with Russell Banks

Edited by David Roche
Categories: Literature
Series: Literary Conversations Series

If Russell Banks (b. 1940) says he doesn't “think about [his] reader at all when [he's] writing,” he clearly enjoys talking with his actual readers, whether they be students, writers, or academics, ...