Late Night Library

Alan Heathcock’s VOLT

Late Night Library kicks off its fall season with VOLT, Alan Heathcock’s debut collection of short stories, published by Graywolf Press in 2012. Robert Olmstead calls this debut story collection “heart-filling and breath-stopping,” and praises its “achingly spare yet mysteriously generous” language.

For September’s podcast, co-hosts Brian Christopher and David Wagstaff discuss elements of realism and fable in Heathcock’s story, “The Staying Freight.” Alan told us about one of his own favorite debut collections in our September microinterview.

Listen here…


About Alan Heathcock:

Alan Heathcock’s stories have won the National Magazine Award in fiction, and have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories anthology. VOLT, a collection of stories published by Graywolf Press, was a “Best Book 2011″ selection from numerous newspapers and magazines, was named as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, selected as a Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month, as well as for inclusion in the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series. A Native of Chicago, Heathcock teaches fiction writing at Boise State University.

Click here for our microinterview with Alan.

About our co-hosts:

Brian Christopher is the author of a collection of short stories, So Many Things That Want To Burn, and three collections of poetry, SkinAngels In Exile, andThe Detective Poems. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. He is the editor and publisher of Quiet Lion Press, and he edited Rain City Review from 1992–1999.


David Wagstaff is a director and author of plays and films, a songwriter, and a choreographer of Tai Chi Dance. He has taught English and writing for 30 years. David has a BFA from California Institute of the Arts.


Posted on: September 30, 2012 · Homepage, Late Night Debut, Podcasts ·Tags: , .

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