Late Night Library

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“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

“A terrain that calls to me.” A conversation with Evan Morgan Williams

Evan Morgan Williams’ debut story collection, Thorn (BkMk Press), is the 2013 winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction and a 2014 finalist for Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of The Year. In this week’s Late Night Interview, Williams and fellow Chandra Prizewinning author (and Debut-litzer finalist) Valerie Fioravanti talk about his characters,

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May 4, 2015

“I do love a well-orchestrated prank.” In conversation with Arthur Bradford

ARTHUR BRADFORD is one of the most enigmatic figures on the American literary landscape today. Living in Portland, working at a juvenile detention center, he relentlessly seeks pick-up basketball games against younger and more skilled athletes. He wears a “compression sock” on one leg, to combat a circulation problem, so many of these competitors believe

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March 2, 2015

“The levels of the story seem to levitate.” In conversation with Lee Upton

It’s funny how I remember things. The tiny delicate-looking man in the bar in Malaysia—when we were always traveling somewhere after the baby died and before Gladys came along. That man approached us with such friendliness and courtesy. He was wandering around in the bar wearing a brown suit. “How good to see fellow countrymen,”

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September 22, 2014

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