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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 associate editor Mary Heath.

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Conversations with Ted Kooser

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

In twenty-one interviews spanning nearly half a century, Conversations with Ted Kooser chronicles the Nebraska writer’s rise from a regional poet of the Great Plains to a Pulitzer Prize–winning artistic ...

Conversations with Lenard D. Moore

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

Known internationally for his Japanese-style poetry, Lenard D. Moore (b. 1958) has published eight poetry collections over the course of his career. Moore has distinguished himself especially in such ...

Conversations with Michael McClure

Conversations with Michael McClure features twenty interviews from 1969 to 2015 that chronicle the capacious scope of McClure’s creativity. McClure (1932–2020) is notable not only for his considerable ...

Conversations with Ben Okri

Conversations with Ben Okri collects twenty-six interviews that range from 1986 to 2023 and reflect the international resonance of Nigerian writer Ben Okri's work. The reader is given access to the various ...

Conversations with Sarah Schulman

The twenty-four interviews collected in Conversations with Sarah Schulman, roughly a fifth of those that exist, have enabled Schulman to expound upon her distinctive fusion of art and social commitment. ...

Conversations with Orhan Pamuk

In over thirty interviews conducted between 1982 and 2022, Conversations with Orhan Pamuk reveals a writer of intense literary and political engagement.

Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk (b. 1952) is a foremost ...

Conversations with Karl Ove Knausgaard

Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard (b. 1968) made a literary mark on his home country in 1998, when his debut novel won the prestigious Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature. His fame continued to ...

Conversations with Jimmy Carter

Edited by Tom Head
Categories: Literature
Series: Literary Conversations Series

When Jimmy Carter (b. 1924) lost the presidency in 1980, it would have been reasonable to think his public life was coming to an end. The moderate, evangelical, blue-jeans-wearing peanut farmer made an ...

Conversations with Jerry W. Ward Jr.

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

Jerry W. Ward Jr. (b. 1943) has published nonfiction, literary criticism, encyclopedias, anthologies, and poetry. Ward is also a highly respected scholar with a specialty in African American literature ...

Conversations with Beth Henley

With roots in the American South, Beth Henley (b. 1952) has for four decades been a working playwright and screenwriter. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1981 at the age of twenty-eight, Henley so far ...