Interview at Other People, with Brad Listi.

In addition to being a class act and a great writer, Brad Listi is a total natural as an interviewer. It's a hard thing to be good at, but he's nailed it over and over at his Other People podcast, with guests ranging from Cheryl Strayed and Susan Orlean to Cal Morgan and Roxane Gay to Molly Ringwald and... Yeah, I don't know who to put up there with Molly Ringwald. Point being: huge thanks to Brad for inviting me on the show.

September 14, 2013, 6:54 p.m.Categories: Any Deadly Thing, China, Interviews, Peru, Translation, Travel

Interview at HTMLGIANT.

Many thanks to Mike Meginnis for his time and terrific questions, and to HTML Giant for the sweet location. In his intro Mike says that you should skip the ending, where the internet connection starts to disintegrate and we can't hear what the other person is saying, but I think it's the VERY BEST PART. Bonus points to all those who catch me saying "e-book" when I mean "e-reader," and pronouncing "rock" weirdly, and being bad at math.

August 16, 2013, 8:35 a.m.Categories: Any Deadly Thing, China, Interviews, Nothing in the World, Pacazo, Peru, Politics

Interview at The Rumpus.

Many thanks to Pasha Malla for the terrific questions, and to Rebecca Rubenstein and Stephen Elliott for the prime real estate.

July 28, 2013, 2:25 p.m.Categories: Any Deadly Thing, Interviews, Peru, Short Stories


Well so yes now that you mention it, I am indeed doing the thing, and I am doing it right here. Feel free to follow me--but always from a safe distance, people. Safety first!

July 7, 2013, 11:35 p.m.Category: Interviews

Interview at Fictionaut.

Big thanks to Heather Fowler and the rest of the Fictionaut crew for giving me good questions to think about, and a great place to answer them.

May 15, 2013, 9:44 p.m.Categories: Any Deadly Thing, Interviews

Interview at The Lit Pub.

Great big thanks to Joseph Riippi for asking some terrific questions about Pacazo, and to Molly Gaudry for giving those questions, and even some answers, a home at The Lit Pub.

December 8, 2011, 3:48 p.m.Categories: History, Interviews, Pacazo, Peru

Interview at Bookslut.

Many thanks to Christopher Vaughan for the good questions, and to Bookslut for the snazzy real estate.

August 1, 2011, 12:34 p.m.Categories: China, Interviews, Pacazo, Peru, Short Stories

Interview at KGB.

Great questions from Douglas Light at KGB, which also happens to be the location (well, the bar, not the blog) of my first-ever public fiction reading. That was way back in 2006, but I remember it better than yesterday: Peter Carey and Wesley Stace and I, we by god read like houses afire.

June 28, 2011, 10:51 a.m.Categories: Fiction Collections, Interviews, Novellas, Novels, Pacazo

Interview at Fictionaut.

Great questions from Meg Pokrass at Fictionaut.

May 26, 2011, 10:40 a.m.Categories: History, Interviews, Novels, Pacazo