Because I’m Not Truly Alone: A Conversation With Steve Himmer

In Steve Himmer’s debut novel The Bee-Loud Glade (Atticus Books), Finch, a down-and-out corporate blogger whose life is spiraling, receives an email from Mr. Crane, a billionaire in search of someone to employ as a decorative hermit on his enormous property. Finch accepts the job and what ensues is a rich, funny, “postmodern pastoral,” that […]

I’m Trying To Figure This Whole World Out: A Conversation With Katie Eisenberg

A recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA, Drama), Katie Eisenberg is an actor, writer, and visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. Katie is the creator of the ongoing writing-turned-multimedia project Here Is A Man, and her work has previously been published by Scholastic Press. She moonlights as realtor John Swarthreppe, […]

The Raw Naked Urge Of Just Being Alive: A Conversation With Salvatore Pane

Salvatore Pane was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His novel, Last Call in the City of Bridges, will be published by Braddock Avenue Books this fall. He is an Assistant Professor of English Creative Writing at the University of Indianapolis. His fiction has been nominated or shortlisted for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 [Very] Short […]

A Reminder That The World Doesn’t Stop: A Conversation with James Tadd Adcox

James Tadd Adcox’s work has appeared in TriQuarterly, The Literary Review, PANK, Barrelhouse, Mid-American Review, and Another Chicago Magazine, among other places. He is the author of The Map of the System of Human Knowledge. He lives in Chicago. *** Used Furniture Review: How did your story collection, The Map of the System of Human Knowledge, develop for you? Was it piece […]

Attention and Anger and Joy Wherever I Go: A Conversation with Robb Todd

Robb Todd’s fiction has appeared in PANK, The Fiddleback, Wigleaf, Mud Luscious, Spork, Monkeybicycle, Bluestem, and elsewhere. He is also the author fo a short story collection, Steal Me For Your Stories. He lives in New York. More here. *** UFR: Alright, first things first: I have to ask about the opening story in your […]

I Like to Overstay My Welcome: A Conversation with Jac Jemc

Jac Jemc lives in Chicago where she makes monsters and writes fiction and poetry. She is the author My Only Wife (Dzanc Books) and her chapbook of stories, This Stranger She’d Invited In, sold out at Greying Ghost Press in March 2011. Jac received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed […]

About Reading Diaries, About Being Lost, About Cheating, About Family, and About Love: A Conversation with Chloe Caldwell

Chloe Caldwell is the author of the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray (Future Tense Books). Her essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and Freerange Nonfiction. She is the founder and curator of the Hudson River Loft Reading Series. She lives in upstate New York. More at *** UFR: […]

Guest Post: Christine Truong of Superstition Review

In this blog post, Christine Truong, Art Editor for Issue 9 of Superstition Review, describes her experience as an undergraduate intern. Christine is majoring in English Literature and minoring in Art History at Arizona State University. Superstition Review is ASU’s online literary magazine, which publishes Art, Fiction, Interviews, Nonfiction, and Poetry twice a year in […]

Ever So Slightly More Alive: A Conversation with Jürgen Fauth

Jürgen Fauth is a writer, film critic, translator, editor, photographer, and co-founder of the literary community Fictionaut. He was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and received his doctorate from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. He lives with his wife, writer Marcy Dermansky, and their daughter Nina. More here. *** UFR: First, do you consider […]

We Do in Fact Belong: A Conversation with Matt Bell

Matt Bell is the author of Cataclysm Baby, a novella, and How They Were Found, a collection of fiction, as well as three chapbooks, Wolf Parts, The Collectors, and How the Broken Lead the Blind. His fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Gulf Coast, Unsaid,and American Short Fiction, and has been selected for inclusion in anthologies such as Best American Mystery Stories 2010 and Best American Fantasy […]