Mike Kardos to be Second Author Featured in Redd’s Crooked Letter Interview Series

In September 2012, Michael Kardos, the critically-acclaimed author of the novel The Three-Day Affair and the award-winning story collection One Last Good Time,  will be the second author featured in the Crooked Letter Interview Series created by the Prairie Schooner‘s Southern Correspondent, James Madison Redd. The excerpted interview will appear in the Prairie Schooner’s Blog. See the first interview of the series with poet Derrick Harriell here.

Praise for Three-Day Affair:

“I dare you to pick up The Three-Day Affair and read a page or two and then put it down. It can’t be done. With a combination of dread and glee I tore through this book and was sorry when it was over.”
     –Tom Franklin, Edgar Award-winner and author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Kirkus Reviews names The Three-Day Affair one of its Top 25 books of September.
Publishers Weekly names The Three-Day Affair one of the best books of the fall.
Kirkus Reviews gives The Three-Day Affair a Starred Review.

Kardos’s short stories have appeared in The Southern ReviewCrazyhorsePrairie SchoonerBlackbirdPleiadesPRISM international, and many other magazines and anthologies, and were cited as notable stories in the 2009, 2010, and 2012 editions of Best American Short Stories. Michael grew up on the Jersey Shore, received a degree in music from Princeton University, and played the drums professionally for a number of years. He has an M.F.A. in fiction from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. He lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where he is an assistant professor of English and co-director of the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.

Look for updates on Facebook and the Schooner Blog later this month. In the meantime, check out his new thriller, The Three-Day Affair and his website: http://michaelkardos.com


Redd’s poetry featured on Subliminal Interiors

Through the month of September, three of James Madison Redd’s poems, “You’ll Get Them Anyway,” “Boy’s Night Out,” and “Our Fall Trip,” are featured online in the poetry and arts website Subliminal Interiors. A monthly literary magazine, Subliminal Interiors focuses on work that comments on the religious and spiritual. While Redd’s work does not exemplify traditional religious values, religious families and spiritual concerns do often appear in his writing.

“You’ll Get Them Anyway” is a brief poem showing the distance between parents and their children, “Boy’s Night Out,” shows the fear a small child can feel for disobeying parents, and “Our Fall Trip” is a mood poem, focusing on a changing landscape.

Check out these poems at the following link: http://subliminalinteriors.net/2012-september/-lit/reddJames.php