Anthony Grooms (2003)

Fiction, Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number(s): 20030820, 20030219

Interview Year(s): 2003

Poet, short story writer, novelist, and two-time recipient of the Lillian Smith Award honoring authors whose writing centers around social inequities, Anthony Grooms came of age in the South during the Civil Rights movement, and its influence and experience permeate his work. In this interview, Grooms discusses his novel, Bombingham, and the unique inner struggles experienced by many in his generation with the uncertainty of their personal commitment to social change.  Hear a 2019 interview about his second novel, The Vain Conversation, in our audio archive.