Last year, Carolyn Kellogg interviewed me and Gwenda Bond for Pinky’s Paperhaus and the LitBlog Co-op’s summer Read This programme. I talk about art, genre, and changing the world:
Yeah, I got a bit grandiose here and there, but it was fun.
At some point soon I really, really will have the time to record more readings. I’ve been busy on a variety of things which, individually, take but a moment though collectively they munch at my life alarmingly. One project I want to remind you of, for which Jennifer did all the work, is A View of One’s Own, where readers can upload pix of their environment, so we can all see something of one another’s lives. Fire up your cameras!
4 thoughts on “audio Friday: Pinky’s Paperhaus”
What a great interview. It was really fun to listen to you talk about the difference between Aud’s stories and noir. I completely agree.>>And you hit it smack on: these books are about the body. I think that’s partly why I can literally .see. the story happen like I’m watching it in person. I think I’m going to toddle off and read the series again…it’s only been a couple of months since my last read. >.grin.
Cool. I can’t tell you how much it pleases me when people reread my books. For me that’s the real test: do they hold up to multiple examinations?
I finally set the time aside to listen to this interview. >>Like Janine, I “saw” the story as if viewing a film.>>Aud fascinates me. The piece with the cherry tree literally caused me to put the book aside until I processed what that was all about-at least in my head. I almost felt that Aud viewed the tree as a rival. Kicked loved it, named it,personified it-and Aud took it down. I was horrified at the description of what remained.>>Aud’s seemingly unflinching ability to severe the rat’s spinal cord would have ended any thought of relationship with this woman.>>Does Kick not see this part of Aud? I think she did when in Aud’s hotel room, with legs drawn up almost in a protective way, she says Aud frightens her.>>Does she stay because Aud represents that adrenline rush she fears losing? >>I have often reread the ending and I always feel that although Kick promises to meet Aud in Atlanta she never does.>>Enough ramblings. I await Aud’s reappearance but so look forward to Hild. I do think that this will be the novel that will be on the shelf next to those you admire. >>It has been my absolute pleasure to read and hear what you and the others bring to this site.
Kick sees Aud, she sees Aud very clearly. They care for each other and understand each other–though Aud understands Kick less well than Kick understands her–and yes, they meet in Atlanta. I wrote that scene a long time ago.>>But Hild is now my main priority. It’s so interesting to write from the POV of a child–a strange child, but definitely not a grown up. Not yet.
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