Sunday, January 1 1995
From millionaire Wall Street whiz kid to novelist with fans covering the literary spectrum, life looks mighty good for Laura Pedersen. Jackie Regales spoke to Pedersen about Her Brilliant Career.
Melissa Bank discusses her new novel, the writing process, and what it feels like for a girl...
I started out as a feminist activist when I was about 18 or 19, marching as an anti-war activist and lesbian feminist. Here I am 55 years old, and I'm having to fight for exactly the same issues all over again, with an enemy, an implacable enemy, who keeps coming back at me as if we have not been fighting for 35 years to establish these rights..
'Write what hurts you'. Author David Niall Wilson discusses his writing philosophy with PopMatters. In doing so, he finds time to reflect on the state of contemporary horror writing, the dangers of being too literary, and how the blues inspired his latest novel, Deep Blue.
PopMatters talks to Johnette Howard, author of The Rivals, a book exploring one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova.
'While I do have an affection for Jill Kelly, I wouldn't call it an obsession. Obsession is the sort of word one immediately associates with statements like, 'Your Honor, my client promises to keep the court-ordered mandatory distance away from...'' Alessandro Porco talks about The Jill Kelly Poems, his ode to porn star that reveals a lot more about the male psyche than perhaps it intended.
British author Tibor Fischer talks to PopMatters about his new book Voyage to the End of the Room and how London is becoming a 'hellhole'.
'I'm tired of double kick-drumming and death-metal guitar tunings and guys yelling about how much trouble they're having with their girlfriends.' Rick Moody talks to PopMatters about his musical life.
According to Torture the Artist author Joey Goebel, not all mainstream entertainment is bad... just most of it.
'One high school student piped up with, 'How do you know what happened? That's only your opinion. What you think happened may not be what really happened.' That blew me away because he was so right.' Steven Horowitz talks to Gregory Galloway, a novelist whose first book explores the mysterious life of teenagers who know too much.