I’m interviewed today by the Irish Times, talking about Unthology and the short story on both sides of the Irish Sea.
“I don’t know what I’m looking for but I know it when I see it. I’m not sure I know what a short story is. I think that helps. I am looking for ideas and voices, structures, too, that I’ve not seen before. I don’t want to guess the outcome in the first paragraph. I like a checkpoint situation or a flashpoint explosion. I do want to hear a distinct and clear voice and not one cribbed in some way. A writer should have a voice and be able to tell a story. That sounds simple, but it seems overlooked sometimes.”
You can read the whole interview here.