Late Night Library

Archives about Anne Rasmussen

“It keeps us awake at night longer than it should.” A conversation with Shane Hinton

Here’s the thing about trash: it grows. You can be arrested one day, taken to the county jail, and the next day, as soon as you get back, it’s a whole new ballgame, trash-wise. It never stops coming. Martin and Louis can take short naps, but the pickup trucks roll through the gates, the weight

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June 15, 2015

“The moment I started this project, I fell in love with creative nonfiction.” A conversation with Allison Green

Waves slipped onto shore and slipped back. A bird took a dirt bath in a dried puddle. Arline and I listened as my words rippled into the near silence. Thirty-odd years after reading Trout Fishing in America and living in the world Brautigan had created on the page, I’d found the place in the world

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June 8, 2015

“I wanted to capture the most essential personal perspectives.” A conversation with DW Gibson

How do we define home? What comprises community? Following his 2012 book Not Working, DW Gibson turns his focus to the complexities of gentrification in The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century (The Overlook Press). Through dozens of interviews with New Yorkers who speak thoughtfully and passionately about

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May 18, 2015

“The story I am telling is personal.” A conversation with Jim Grimsley

When we are faced with sudden social change, how do we respond? Author and playwright Jim Grimsley’s new memoir HOW I SHED MY SKIN: Unlearning The Lessons of a Racist Childhood (April 14, Algonquin Books) recalls 1966, the year his sixth grade class in Jones County North Carolina admitted its first black students in response

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April 13, 2015

“In the mood to destroy monuments.” A conversation with Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray’s writing is by turns provocative and tender, brutal and sly, hilarious and unsettling. In the 37 stories that comprise her latest collection, Gutshot (forthcoming April 14, FSG Originals), birds are dismembered and landmarks destroyed, couples find new and disturbing ways to keep things fresh, body parts abound, and nothing is quite what it

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April 6, 2015

“Does it feel a little decadent, a little end-of-empire?” A conversation with Kent Russell

“Let’s, ah, let’s just see,” Tim said, badly missing the garbage can with his tossed empty. He watched as I started, then stopped, taking this down in my spiral ledger. I looked at him expectantly. “Brotherman, there’s no black mamba on earth with venom enough to kill me.” He made an expansive gesture with a

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March 16, 2015

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