An interview about Into That Good Night, how misleading marketing hurts a creative work’s reception, the joys of somber music, and more.



An interview about Into That Good Night,  the difference between YA and adult literature, hometown and human tragedy, the failure of Texas schools, and the Twitter empathy that might save us all.



An interview about Into That Good Night, craft, and the inseparable nature of art and politics.

The genius posturing of some artists is tired and false. Authorship is as slippery as selfhood—we’re all coauthors of each other in some way, no? I accept the limits of my experience yet aim toward the polyphonic novel. At some point I need you and others to point out what I can’t see. I think that’s more than OK. It’s healthy.







An interview with Levis Keltner and William Jensen on publishing first books.

You have to be a bit crazy.