With the AWP Conference starting up tomorrow Caleb J Ross conducted a podcast interview with Brian Evenson discussing the topic of the panel that he will be on called “Crime, Horror, Sci‐Fi, and Fantasy… Seriously”:
(Anthony Smith, Brian Evenson, Stephen Graham Jones, Tod Goldberg, Mark Smith, Seth Harwood) Six writers of genre fiction who also teach and/or have graduated from university creative writing programs discuss how they approach genre fiction as a serious literary pursuit rather than as a lesser form of fiction. In addition, they discuss attitudes towards genre fiction in the university and how those attitudes have changed over the years.
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It’s about 25 minutes long and worth every minute of your time. Evenson talks very frankly about the murky edges where genres blend.
Evenson is the real deal and you should be reading him.