In the latest installment of my podcast, I interview Charles Holdefer, author of Back in the Game, The Contractor, Nice, and Apology for Big Rod. An American author, Charles lives in Belgium and teaches in France at the University of Poitiers. I caught up with him recently when he was invited to teach a week-long creative writing seminar at the Rosemont College Writers Retreat.
Sending out special thanks today to Charles Holdefer for interviewing me on his website. I’ve been a big fan of his since I saw him speak at a writers’ retreat some years ago, and his novel The Contractor demonstrates, in the words of one particularly astute reviewer, “why the novel will always be a viable art form and why the small press is so important to keeping that art form alive.” In the interview, we talk about the impetus behind writing The Grievers, my prep school experience, and my apparent fascination with costumed characters.