Bloom Staff Writer Joe Schuster had the chance to chat with Katherine Heiny, author of the just-released story collection—25 years in the making— Single, Carefree, Mellow.
“Does it really matter what gender a character is? I consider myself to be a feminist, and as a result of that there is no way that my feminism is not going to show up in my book. At the same time I think feminist science fiction is its own sub-genre.”
In Part 2 of his audio conversation with Joe Schuster, Paul Harding talks about his days as a jazz drummer with the band Cold Water Flat, how musical forms/passions have influenced his work as a novelist, and the futility of “blameless fiction.”
In an audio conversation, Paul Harding talks about focusing on art, unanswerable questions, and what it was like to write about the death of a child.
In part 2 of this audio conversation, Shawn Vestal talks about cross-gender writing, becoming a father in relation to his writing life, and reads from the story “Gulls.”
In an audio conversation, Shawn Vestal talks about faith and and its dark side, family and late-life blooming; and he reads from the collection’s imaginative and poignant opening story.
Listen to an audio interview with Karl Marlantes, who spoke with novelist and Bloom contributing writer Joe Schuster by phone.