Dan DeWeese and Tony Wolk – Propeller Books
Late Night Conversation, hosted by Patrick McGinty
This episode features guest host Patrick McGinty in conversation with authors’ Dan DeWeese and Tony Wolk. Dan is the publisher of Propeller Books, which published Tony’s most recent story collection, The Parable of You, in 2013. Topics of conversation include the element of surprise in short stories, Ursula K. Le Guin, the fluidity of language, and the publisher’s struggle between business and aesthetics.
The writers I work with are people that we know. Because we’re on this coast and in this city, they’re not going to bump into an editor from a major house at a party in Portland. It’s not going to happen.
About Our Guests
Tony Wolk is the author of the novels Abraham Lincoln: A Novel Life, Good Friday, Lincoln’s Daughter, and the story collection, The Parable of You. He has taught writing and literature at Portland State University since 1965, and lives in Portland, Oregon.
Dan DeWeese’s debut novel, You Don’t Love This Man, was nominated for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and was a winner of Late Night Library’s “Debut-litzer” Prize. Disorder, his short story collection, was released in autumn 2012. DeWeese’s fiction has appeared in publications including Tin House, Portland Noir, New England Review, and Washington Square, and he is Editor in Chief of Propeller, a literature, art, and culture magazine for which he writes art and film criticism.
About Propeller Books
Propeller Books is an independent press run by a group of writers and editors interested in creating well designed books of high literary merit.