Interviews 2010

Suzanne Rivecca

Suzanne Rivecca's first collection of short stories, "Death is Not an Option," is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in 2010. Stories from this collection have appeared in Best New American Voices 2008 and 2009 and have won the Pushcart Prize and fellowships from MacDowell Colony and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. A former Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford, she is currently working on a novel about Walt Whitman. She alternates writing fiction with grant-writing at Homeless Youth Alliance, a human services agency for homeless youth in San Francisco.


Sean Hill

Sean Hill's debut poetry collection, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2008. Set in his hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, from the mid-1800’s to the present, these poems engage notions of the African American community and family, interpretations of race relations, personal and societal history, and Southern identity. He is working on a new manuscript that focuses on his evolving definitions of “home” and “self” and “the world”—working with and writing from the initial culture shock and alienation he experienced in moving from the Deep South to northern Minnesota five years ago, as well as traveling in this country and abroad. He is currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. More information can be found at his website:



Peter Kline

 Peter Kline was born in Pennsylvania and educated at Northwestern University and the University of Virginia.  Some of his recent work can be found in Poetry, Tin House, Crazyhorse, and Poet Lore.  He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry Writing at Stanford, where he is finishing his first book of poems, House/Hold.


adamjInterviewed by
Lee Konstantinou
April 28, 2010

Adam Johnson talks about the art of making things up with Lee Konstantinou. A former Stegner Fellow, Jones Lecturer and Marsh McCall Lecturer, Adam Johnson currently teaches creative nonfiction and The Graphic Novel. He is the author of Emporium, a short story collection, and the novel Parasites Like Us, which won a California Book Award. He was awarded the Whiting Writer’s Award in 2009.