portrait One on One Archives

Interview with Ken Foster

Issue No. 42 ~ November, 2000

Ken Foster, the author of The Kind I'm Likely To Get, talks about the genesis and growth of the KGB Bar Reading Series, compiling an anthology, and writing in New York without becoming a New York Writer.

Interview with Richard Wiley

Issue No. 41 ~ October, 2000

The author of Ahmed's Revenge talks about the insidious frustration of having one's work go out of print, the backlash against workshop fiction, and the almighty nod from Oprah.

Interview with William H. Gass

Issue No. 41 ~ October, 2000

Does the word matter more than the medium? William Gass, the acclaimed author of 'The Tunnel' talks about book collecting, hidden treasures, and the current and future states of the book in a civilization obsessed with technological gadgetry.

Interview with Francisco Goldman

Issue No. 36 ~ May, 2000

Francisco Goldman’s short fiction and journalism have been published in Harper’s, Esquire, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, Outside, Playboy, Buzz, and Mas. His first novel The Long Night of White Chickens won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. The Ordinary …

Interview with Jhumpa Lahiri

Issue No. 27 ~ August, 1999

The author of Interpreter of Maladies talks about her new collection of stories and the transculture roles of her vibrant and well-crafted characters.

Interview with Brent Spencer

Issue No. 25 ~ June, 1999

The author of The Lost Son and Are We Not Men? talks about B-Movies, guilty pleasures, and the frustrations of writing for the screen.

Sean Lennon

Issue No. 20 ~ January, 1999

Sean Lennon’s debut album Into the Sun was released in the spring of 1998 on Grand Royal. Lennon, who turned 23 October 9th, can be seen in concert as a supporting act for Lenny Kravitz. Matt Nye talked with Lennon following a recent performance in …

Interview with Jon Scieszka

Issue No. 19 ~ December, 1998

Ryan Boudinot interviews Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales, in an attempt to find out just what makes this author ... stink?

Michael Cunningham

Issue No. 19 ~ December, 1998

Lorri Holt talks with Michael Cunningham, author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood, and comes to understand how even quality writing can be workshopped to death.