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Paul Lisicky – The Narrow Door

Paul Lisicky’s second memoir The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship (Graywolf Press) follows two relationships coming to an end: the death of his friend, the novelist Denise Gess, and the dissolution of his marriage to a poet, identified as M. in the book. The memoir weaves these two losses together, exploring friendship, love, loss,

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May 2, 2016

Percival Everett: Half an Inch of Water

Percival Everett’s latest story collection, Half an Inch of Water (Graywolf Press) introduces the reader to a diverse cast of characters: horse trainers, veterinarians, ranchers, sheriffs, who live and work in the rural American west. Though Everett’s protagonists are not loners per se, the wide open spaces and sparse population of ranching communities in Wyoming

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October 19, 2015

“My landlord was always the best antidote to preciousness.” In conversation with Craig Davidson

The City holds you. And not just this one. Every city has that potential. A city holds you inside itself. The feeling is as comfortable as nesting in a warm cupped palm. And if that hand should tighten into a fist—hell, most times you’ll barely feel it. A city knows the shape of things and

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December 8, 2014

“I saw myself as writing for a certain kind of optimism”: In Converstion With Eula Biss

Eula Biss, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Notes from No Man’s Land, turns her focus to a cultural and personal examination of vaccination for her latest book, On Immunity: An Inoculation (Graywolf Press). Biss took the time to share her thoughts with Late Night Interview about the writing process, the complex politics and

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September 29, 2014

“I think about what kinds of experiences I want my readers to have.” A conversation with Leslie Jamison

Sarah Marshall: I first got ahold of Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams (Graywolf Press, 2014) courtesy of my best friend from high school, who sent it to me as a birthday present earlier this year. “Happy birthday,” the card read, “to the woman who taught me to empathize with others.” Really, I had taught her, by

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July 7, 2014

Fiona McCrae, Graywolf Press

Welcome to Late Night Conversation! This week Paul talks to Fiona McCrae, publisher of Graywolf Press. Graywolf is considered one of the nation’s leading nonprofit literary publishers. Paul and Fiona discuss the benefits of the nonprofit publishing model, the importance of taking risks for talented new writers, and how Graywolf grew to be such a revered

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February 10, 2013

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