Redd’s Conversation with novelist & editor Sonny Brewer Coming Soon!

Acclaimed novelist and editor, Sonny Brewer, and Redd met up at the Eudora Welty’s Writer’s Conference, and had a spectacular discussion about today’s book market. Stay tuned for the seventh literary conversation in the Crooked Letter Interview Series featured on the Air Schooner this week!

Novelist & Editor, Sonny Brewer

Novelist & Editor, Sonny Brewer

Sonny Brewer is the founder of Over the Transom Bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama. The former editor-in-chief of MacAdam Cage, he also assembled the recent Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit. Sonny Brewer is the author of the novels, The Poet of Tolstoy Park, A Sound Like Thunder, Cormac – The Tale of a Dog Gone Missing, and The Widow and the Tree.

Air Schooner is the bi-weekly podcast of Prairie Schooner, a quarterly literary journal out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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New Interview with Steve Barthelme Posted!

Redd’s latest conversation in the Crooked Letter Interview Series, “Good Creative Nonfiction Begins in Good Reporting,”  is now available on the Prairie Schooner Blog. See the excerpted interview here.

Steven Barthelme has two books of non-fiction, the memoir, Double Down (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), co-authored with his brother, and the essay collection The Early Posthumous Work (Red Hen, 2010).  Earlier stories were collected in And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story, and a new collection titled Hush Hush (Melville House) appeared in October 2012.

Barthelme's New Book

Barthelme’s New Book

Steven Barthelme to be Sixth Crooked Letter Author

Relating Nonfiction and Fiction: A Conversation with Steven Barthelme

This conversation with Steven Barthelme, scheduled to appear on 12/19, is the sixth interview in the Crooked Letter Interview Series hosted by the Schooner’s Southern Correspondent, James Madison Redd.

Steven Barthelme has two books of non-fiction, the memoir, Double Down (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), co-authored with his brother, and the essay collection The Early Posthumous Work (Red Hen, 2010).  Earlier stories were collected in And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story, and a new collection titled Hush Hush (Melville House) appeared in October 2012.

Dangerous Boundaries and the Enemy of Insularity: Poet T.R. Hummer

The fourth interview of the Crooked Letter Interview Series featuring poet T.R. Hummer is available on the Prairie Schooner Blog. See James Madison Redd’s newest interview here. 

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Poet T.R. Hummer to be Fourth Author Featured in Crooked Letter

Redd’s interview with poet T.R. Hummer, “Dangerous Boundaries and the Enemy of Insularity” will be the fourth in the Crooked Letter Interview Series hosted by the Schooner’s Southern Correspondent, James Madison Redd.

Recipient of the Richard Wright Prize for Literature and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, T. R. Hummer is an internationally-recognized poet and scholar who was born and raised in Macon, Mississippi. His new book of poems, Ephemeron, was published by LSU Press in Fall 2011, and a new book of essays, Available Surfaces, appeared in the University of Michigan Press’s “Poets on Poetry” series in August 2012.Photo Credit: Tom McDermott

Redd Interviews Catherine Pierce on Schooner Blog

Learn some strange town names and how you can use them in your poetry!
The third interview of James Madison Redd’s Crooked Letter Interview Series is available on the Prairie Schooner Blog. Check it out here: Interview with Catherine Pierce

Pierce’s book Girls of Peculiar