Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20120106, 20101001
Fiction writer and Vanderbilt University professor Lorraine Lopez was shocked in 2010, when her book of short fiction, Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories, became a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Published by a small press, the book was up against the work of Sherman Alexie, Barbara Kingsolver, and Lorrie Moore. Lopez reads from her now recognized collection and talks about why she truly loves writing short stories, and how it differs from writing novels. Her 2011 releases include The Realm of Hungry Spirits, a novel, and a collection of essays that she co-edited, called The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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