Kimbilio Fellow LaToya Watkins Interviewed by The Millions

  Who Carries the History?: The Millions Interviews LaToya Watkins

Kimbilio Faculty Member Asali Solomon Interviews Percival Everett

It somehow seems that Percival Everett, one of the most inimitable and distinct voices in contemporary American fiction, who has been a finalist for some of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes, is still largely unknown to mainstream readers. It’s impossible to resist reading that fact into the symbolism of the publicity photo on the […]

Kimbilio Fellow Jonathan Escoffery on WBUR’s Here & Now

George Saunders: Still Evolving

Perhaps this sounds like Saunders has reached his old prophet stage and is yelling truths from a carved stone tablet, but it is not that at all. Saunders remains allergic to the polemical. In the past, sitting down to didactically write about things that angered him led to failed stories, he says. Saunders, who describes […]

LitHub Interview with Kimbilio Fellow Jonathan Escoffery

Jonathan Escoffery on Navigating Identity, Blackness, and Literary Fame Join Kimbilio online and in person @Left Bank Books on September 12, as we celebrate the publications of IF I SURVIVE YOU and Fellow LaToya Watkins PERISH.  

Kimbilio Fellow Lyndsey Ellis Interviewed for Reckon Review

Lyndsey was interviewed by Michaella Thornton. Michaella: When did you realize that you wanted to pursue writing? (I’d love to hear your origin story as a writer…) Lyndsey: I’ve been into creative writing since forever, but I first realized it was something that I wanted to be a lifelong practice when I was a college student. Rewind […]

Jacinda Townsend Interviewed for the FIRST DRAFT Podcast

Jacinda Townsend on What It Means to Mother I

Kimbilio Faculty Member Dolen Perkins_Valdez Interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition

Ayesha Rascoe talks to Dolen Perkins-Valdez about her new novel “Take My Hand,” which fictionalizes a 1973 involuntary sterilization case, and about why she’s drawn to history as a novelist.  

An Interview with Kimbilio Fellow Donald Quist

Form should follow function. Throughout To Those Bounded, I employ a variety of tenses, structures, and points of view in service of the narrative intention. Tense is hugely important in conveying tone and emotion. For the opening, I wanted to pull the reader in with a sense of movement and urgency. The present tense does this well. […]