Month: October 2016

I Interviewed Anne Raeff (my wife) for The Rumpus

I loved doing this interview with Anne Raeff, my wife and first reader, for The Rumpus on the eve of the release of her Flannery O’Connor Award-winning collection, The Jungle Around Us (released October 1, 2016). I asked her about being married to another fiction writer and winning the same prize, being a self-described “bad Jew,” and learning to love cats.

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Star Tribune Review of AFTER THE PARADE

In August, I read in my home state of Minnesota, where half of my novel is set, for the first time. I was thrilled with the Star Tribune review of After the Parade that preceded my visit: “It is the story of an American man who must come to terms with his childhood. This sad, brilliant book is for all of us. Its Minnesota moments make it especially compelling for those of us who live here, especially if we grew up in small towns, where nothing, but everything, happened to us.” Full review here.

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