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Michelle Seaton Interviews Molly Howes on A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right

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GrubStreet Instructor Michelle Seaton interviewed Memoir Incubator alum Molly Howes about her new book A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right. This paradigm-shifting book describes how apologies work, why they are so hard, and why they are so essential for rebuilding and maintaining relationships. You can learn more about and purchase the book here

July 21, 2020 | Michelle Seaton


"I had to be very precise, almost like an archer with a bow": Sara Shukla Interviews Author Anna Solomon About THE BOOK OF V.

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Sara Shukla, GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum, recently interviewed Anna Solomon about her novel The Book of V. on Dead Darlings.

May 15, 2020 | Sara Shukla


"Write the Book That You Want to Read": An Interview with Meng Jin, Author of LITTLE GODS

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Nicole Vecchiotti, GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum, recently interviewed Meng Jin about her novel Little Gods on Dead Darlings.


Meng Jin’s debut, Little Gods (Custom House, 2020), is an elegant, haunting novel that lingers like an eerie song. What starts on a grand stage—in a maternity ward near Tiananmen Square, where a massacre is about to unfold—becomes an intimate portrait of Su Lan. Amid the tumult of that historic day, Su Lan’s husband goes missing while she delivers her first and only child, Liya. Su Lan, a physicist, eventually emigrates to the United States, where she ...

May 6, 2020 | Nicole Vecchiotti


An Interview with Lily King, on Writing WRITERS & LOVERS

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Janet Rich Edwards, GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum, recently interviewed Lily King about her latest book, Writers & Lovers (Grove Press, 2020). You can join Lily King for her upcoming reading at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday, March 10th 28th at 7pm. 

When I got my hands on an Advance Reader Copy of Lily King’s new novel, Writers & Lovers (Grove Press, 2020), I paused – about a nanosecond – before opening it. Our Novel Incubator class had lovingly dissected King’s last novel, Euphoria, in our effort to learn the craft of long-form fiction. I’ve returned ...

March 6, 2020 | Janet Edwards


“The Best Part is When I'm alone in a Room and Something Magical Happens”: Erin Almond talks to Steve Almond

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Read on for an interview with Erin Almond, author of the debut novel Witches’ Dance, faithfully conducted by her husband, author and GrubStreet instructor Steve Almond. Steve has taught at GrubStreet since 1998, and Erin has been taking classes here since 2002.

In anticipation of Erin Almond’s book launch at Harvard Book Store on Wednesday, November 20th, the two authors talk about how to get writing done as a parent, virtuosity in art, and how to handle rejection by separating the writing and the publishing aspects of your projects.



I love my wife’s new novel. But don’t take my word for it. Ramona Ausubel calls ...

November 14, 2019 | Steve Almond

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