Slice and Dice


An Interview with Geraldine Brooks, by Elizabeth Blachman

The first time I read Geraldine Brooks’s novel March, I was at a bus station in Richmond. The bus had been canceled, and I was stuck sitting on the marble floor of the station with my backpack tucked under my legs from ten p.m. until the next bus came along at six the following morning. As the mother and four kids in line behind me settled to sleep, I turned the pages through the night with the sensation that I was falling into some strange tapestry of Civil War history and Little Women, a novel that I had read seven times as a child.

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Steven Wingate

The latest installment of our weekly podcast series features a reading from Steven Wingate. Click here to listen to Steven read from his story “Twelve Letters to My Assassin,” which appears in Issue 12 of Slice.

Steven Wingate’s debut short story collection, Wifeshopping, won the Bakeless Prize in Fiction from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2008. His prose poem collection Thirty-One Octets: Incantations and Meditations is forthcoming from WordTech Communications/CW Books. He is proud to say that this is his second story in Slice—the first was in issue three. He is a contributing editor at Fiction Writers Review and an assistant professor at South Dakota State University, where he directs the Great Plains Writers’ Conference.

Series curator Tim Mucci has been published by Slice magazineand has done comic scriptwriting for both Dark Horse Comics and Sterling Publishing’s All-Action Classics series. He knows about UFOs, dragons, the occult and other stuff and is excited to be talking about Clark Ashton Smith on his other podcast The Double Shadow. He lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist); you can send him donuts via his twitter account: @timx13.

Music in the podcast:

Phil Rey – Born to Conquer

HiGhMaS – Find a Serenity

Missing Host Band – Confused

Author photo: Jennifer Wingate

Artwork by Andrea Sparacio (www.artsparrow.com)

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An Interview with Julie Sarkissian, by Celia Johnson

There are a lot of things readers hope to find in a debut novel, but perhaps most of all they look for something refreshingly new. Lucy Sarkissian offers just that with her debut, Dear Lucy. In this book, you’ll meet a cast of characters unlike any other, from a heroic young woman who is unfailingly hopeful to her fiesty pet, a baby chick. And the story is consistently surprising and entertaining. Sarkissian is a master storyteller. I chatted with her about how her characters emerged, why her couch is the worst (and also the best) place to write, and more.

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Encounters in Publishing #8: Squinting Just Hard Enough, by Erin C. Dunigan

NYC backlot in LA

I think I’ve attended too many panels on “The Life Expectancy of the Book” and “The Future of Publishing” lately. After working in the industry for only four years I already get the unshakable feeling that anything representing the “old world” of printed books and city streets lined with bookstores is more like something out of a movie than real life.

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David Ellis Dickerson

The latest installment of our weekly podcast series features a reading from David Ellis Dickerson. Click here to listen to David read “For the Love of Words,” which also appears in Issue 12: Obsession.

David Ellis Dickerson is a former greeting card writer and a regular contributor to public radio’s This American Life, where he often talks about his conservative religious upbringing. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the Gettysburg Review, and the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. His Hallmark memoir, House of Cards, was published by Riverhead in 2009. He lives in Tucson. Find out more about David here: http://davidellisdickerson.wordpress.com/.

Series curator Tim Mucci has been published by Slice magazineand has done comic scriptwriting for both Dark Horse Comics and Sterling Publishing’s All-Action Classics series. He knows about UFOs, dragons, the occult and other stuff and is excited to be talking about Clark Ashton Smith on his other podcast The Double Shadow. He lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist); you can send him donuts via his twitter account: @timx13.

Music featured in this podcast:
EHMA – Pizzicato
Steve Clark – All the Pretty Girls
Mark Van den Borre – Phantasia in A minor

Author photo by Halley Wolowiec

Header illustration by Andrea Sparacio (www.artsparrow.com)

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An Interview with Susan Orlean, by Tom Hardej

Susan Orlean certainly has had an eclectic career. (How many of us can say that Meryl Streep has played us in a movie?) She always follows her interests and writes passionate, thoughtful pieces, whether it’s for the New Yorker, one of her books—her most recent, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, was a New York Times bestseller and has just come out in paperback—or her massive Twitter following. We caught up with her to talk about her process as a writer.

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