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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 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 Angela Davis

When Angela Davis (b. 1944) was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list in 1970 and after she successfully gained acquittal in the 1972 trial that garnered national and international attention, she ...

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, ...

Conversations with Steve Erickson

Much like his novels, Steve Erickson (b. 1950) exists on the periphery of our perception, a shadow figure lurking on the margins, threatening to break through, but never fully emerging. Despite receiving ...

Conversations with Donald Hall

Conversations with Donald Hall offers a unique glimpse into the creative process of a major American poet, writer, editor, anthologist, and teacher. The volume probes in depth Hall’s evolving views on ...

Conversations with John Berryman

Edited by Eric Hoffman
Categories: Literature
Series: Literary Conversations Series

The poetry of John Berryman (1914–1972) is primarily concerned with the self in response to the rapid social, political, sexual, racial, and technological transformations of the twentieth century, and ...

Conversations with Dana Gioia

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

Conversations with Dana Gioia is the first collection of interviews with the internationally known poet and public intellectual, covering every stage of his busy, polymathic career. Dana Gioia (b. 1950) ...

Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry

Spanning from the debut of A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway in 1959 to her early death from cancer in January 1965, Lorraine Hansberry’s short stint in the public eye changed the landscape of American ...