An interview with Among Animals contributor Philip Armstrong

An interview with Among Animals contributor Philip Armstrong (“Litter”) Q: Why did you choose a dog’s point of view for this story? In what ways was it challenging, and was there any special research you did? A: Whenever we write about animals (or whenever we think about them or engage with them in any way, in …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Patrick Hicks

An interview with Among Animals contributor Patrick Hicks (“Aren’t You Pretty?”) by Jennifer Hartsock Q: Patrick, in “Aren’t You Pretty?” Christmas brings great destruction the night of the house fire, yet, our narrator later imagines Sara “opening box after box of healthy skin”—a vision of renewal and restoration. Can you expand on the dualism between …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Charlotte Malerich

An interview with Among Animals contributor C.S. Malerich (“Meat”) by Jennifer Hartsock  Q: Charlotte, your works integrate many social classifications and positions—such as gender, race, class, and species. Do you have a topic or theme in mind before you begin writing, or do you recognize one while/after completing the work? A: The idea for the …

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Announcing the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature

We are thrilled to announce our new book award, The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. The 2014 prize will be judged by New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler, whose most recent book is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. The contest is open to unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, …

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