Q&A @ Emerson College

Just did a Q&A with Emerson College. Thank you to Erin Clossey for the generous, elastic questions!

What does winning the Rona Jaffe Award mean, both to your career, and to you personally as a writer? You’ve written a series of stories that tell of the same set of events from different characters’ perspectives. What was behind the decision to break it up into separate stories, as opposed to containing them in...a novel?

Author Spotlight on the Random House/O. Henry Prize site is up

For many reasons, I struggle to answer questions like these. So I mostly ended up talking about revision, where it all seems to be at for me.

What does it mean to be included in the O. Henry Prize Stories? How does an author refine their art? We’ve given the authors of the winning and recommended stories free rein to share their thoughts...

Read it here.

For stuff about the experience of writing "The Visitor," see "The Writers on Their Work" section at the back of the anthology itself.