This co-interview was so much fun. Thanks to the prescient matchmaking of Lee Bob Black at Canteen, long-lost soul sister Alissa Nutting and I got to spend an afternoon talking about our creative processes and our first novels (mine: The Violet Hour, hers: the outrageously brilliant Tampa, about a female Humbert Humbert, which, seriously, I'm not kidding, you need to go buy and read right now). Of course we strayed to other subjects too: individualism, mosquito bites, Jerry Springer, Spring Breakers, redheads, yogurt, babies, lies.
Interview: Katherine Hill and Alissa Nutting
Canteen, August 6, 2013
Last Monday at 8pm, I had the pleasure of talking with Cindy Wolfe Boynton of the Literary New England Radio Show about doomed love, first novels, and The Violet Hour. If you missed it, you can now stream the episode, which also features Jolina Petersheim, Erin Dionne, and Jennifer Zobair. My segment starts around minute 34:20.
Literary New England Radio Show
Monday, July 29, 2013
Marshal Zeringue, the force behind a great network of blogs called the Campaign for the American Reader, recently asked me to ruminate about film adaptations of novels and what I'm reading. Honestly, he couldn't have asked better questions. Movies are so important to me as visual and aural narratives, and I will never pass up an opportunity to blab about the book at my bedside. See below for my thoughts, which naturally begin with Channing Tatum and Zadie Smith.
My Book, the Movie: The Violet Hour
On Channing Tatum, Derek Cianfrance, and Julianne Moore
Writers Read: Zadie Smith's NW
On filling holes, moral minds, and the risky phrase "higgledy piggledy"
author of The Violet Hour, reader, prodigious eater of ice cream