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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 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

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 ...

Conversations with Jay Parini

Jay Parini (b. 1948) is best known for his novel about Leo Tolstoy's last year, The Last Station, which has been translated into more than twenty-five languages and made into a Hollywood film. But he ...

Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Edited by Daria Tunca
Categories: Literature
Series: Literary Conversations Series

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977) is undoubtedly one of the most widely acclaimed African writers of the twenty-first century. Best known for her insightful fiction, viral TED talks, ...

Conversations with Joanna Scott

Joanna Scott (b. 1960) has been one of America’s leading writers since the 1990s. Both critically acclaimed and winner of numerous prestigious awards, Scott’s unique and probing vision and masterful ...